This is a beautiful representation of three generations of Goat seen standing together looking proud and happy with each other to signify a happy and wholesome family. The four Chinese characters “San Yang Kai Tao” means “the beginnings of good fortune.”
Since ancient times, the three-goat motif has been employed by artists, who sometimes cleverly included three goats or sheep in their paintings to wish people good fortune. During the Ching dynasty (1644-1911), for example, a court painter to the Chienlung emperor painted “San Yang Kai Tai” using the symbol of the three sheep. Because the Brass Three Generations Goat is a symbol of coming prosperity, you may place it in the wealthy corners such as the Southeast.
The goat is also a symbol of kindness, gentleness, tranquility, and peace of mind. This tame animal is often associated with the virtue of filial gratitude. Place this wonderful item anywhere you need to enhance these attributes.
The Goat/Sheep (eighth Horoscope animal of the Chinese Zodiac) also symbolizes tranquility and intelligence with a mind for business. A person of the Goat year is called the Good Samaritan of the cycle. He or she is righteous, sincere, artistic, fashionable, and a creative worker. The Goat is known for his gentle and compassionate ways. He can forgive easily and be understanding about others’ faults. It is believed that placing the Goat figurines in your home or workplace will strengthen and enhance all the good traits and characteristics it represents in family members born in the year of Goat.