The present emblems form part of the Seven Treasures or the Seven Regal Symbols, Qizhengbao, which according to Buddhist Sutra, were brought to earth by the Universal Monarch, the Chakravartin. These emblems are symbolic of the pacifying and protective powers of the Buddha.
A number of sets of the Seven Treasures were included in A Special Exhibition of Buddhist Gilt Votive Objects, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1995, and illustrated in the Catalogue: no. 25 of gilt-copper and champlevé enamel; nos. 26 and 27, inlaid with semi-precious stones; no. 24, a set with symbols carved from spinach-green jade.