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Gold Seal of "Madam Right" and Ivory Seal of "Zhao Lan"

Unknownca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Madam Right has many exquisite funeral objects. Her seals are made of gold. She should be the First Concubine, given the Han tradition of respecting the right. The ivory chop was inscribed with the characters "Zhao Lan". It reveals the first concubine's name was "Lan". That her family name "Zhao" was the same as the King's may be due to the custom that woman followed her husband's family name after marriage.

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  • Title: Gold Seal of "Madam Right" and Ivory Seal of "Zhao Lan"
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: w2.15 x h1.5 x d2.15 cm (Complete)
  • Object type: Seal
  • Craftsman: Unknown
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Gold, Ivory
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org/

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