Casket Baseplate detail, Trier, Germany | The reliquary casket from Southern Russia, crafted during the period of Mongol rule in the late 13th or early 14th centuries, is now preserved in the cathedral treasury of Trier, Germany.
The three hares running in a circle symbol in (the middle of a lotus flower on the ceiling of) the Mogao Caves, (also known as the Dunhuang Caves) in Dunhuang province, China, on the silk road trade route. Possibly the oldest example of this symbol in history. This symbol is mysterious as it has appeared without any apparent connection in three different places around the world at different times. Universally, rabbits represent fertility and the circle the cycle of life.