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Jade Seal with the Inscription "Seal of the Emperor"

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

This jade seal is inscribed with two Chinese characters "Di Yin", which literally means "the Emperor's Seal". The knob is carved into the shape of a Chi tiger, decorated with cloud patterns. It is an evidence to show that the Nanyue King usurped to call himself the Emperor.

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  • Title: Jade Seal with the Inscription "Seal of the Emperor"
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: w2.3 x h1.8 x d2.3 cm (Complete)
  • Object type: Seal
  • Craftsman: Unknown
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Jade
  • Rights: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org

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