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ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

  

 

 

  bull as icon of the stock exchange

 

China

The bull is an ancient symbol of male power and virility, representing creative power. Hence, a charging bull, as this one on The Bund in Shanghai (fig.), has become the informal icon of the stock exchange, symbolizing the strength and power of the people, i.e. the power to create wealth, yet it over time also became the symbol of the infamous aggressive character of the financial market.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2) and (3).

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