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  Four Harmonious Friends

 

Nepal

Depiction of the Four Harmonious Friends in a Tibetan monastery in Nepal. The elephant, which was the youngest animal, supports all the others, with the eldest, i.e. the bird on top. This pyramid structure symbolizes a peaceful, harmonious society that respects and supports its elders and is the Tibetan symbol for peace and harmony (fig.).