Tibetan Seal

Size:

6,5cm long, Diameter 1,8cm

Region:

Tibet

Type:

Seal

Age/Period:

19th century

Material:

Iron

Condition:

very good

Description:

Any person of status, and certainly all officials, used seals to sign letters and documents. This practice was imported from China (Reynolds, 1978, p. 49).
Seal marks were made using black ink from lamp black.

Impressions were made in wax made from boiled cowskin or lac to mark envelopes, packages and important possessions.
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