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The minutely designed granulated figures of sphinxes , winged lions , chimeras ,
winged griffons , and human heads — set in series in alternating rows - form a
plastic fabric , the details of which are of astonishing technical ability , while at the
At first this consisted of a decorative medallion enclosing a cameo with figures
and subjects of classic derivation , such as busts of women and pagan deities .
These figures were later enriched with inserts of gold , enamel , and gems , which
These figures , projected roughly to 1972 , jusof the northern peripheries , red
earths . ... of the province was 42 percent of sea freezes at the coast in winter . the
total in 1958 , the highest provincial figure of this kind The Liaotung Peninsula .
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