A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks (晴巒蕭寺圖) Attributed to Li Cheng (李成, 919–967), Five Dynasties period (907-960) Hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk, 111.8 x 55.9 cm, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Chinese seal script is an ancient style of Chinese calligraphy. It evolved organically out of the Zhōu dynasty script, arising in the Warring State of Qin. The Qin variant of seal script became the standard and was adopted as the formal script for all of China in the Qin dynasty. Ever since, its predominant use has been in seals, hence the English name.