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    The Shenyang Palace was built in 1625, just as the Manchus were launching their triumphant China tour. Sprawling over 60,000 square meters, 100 buildings and 500 rooms, the palace was meant to show one and all that these new rulers from the north were not just another clan of horse-mounted toughs. Now it’s a museum, and features this jade seal bearing the title of the Taizong emperor. But it reads “Wendi” – royals in China get a new name in China after they die.

    Persian soldiers are ridden down by Alexander the Great during the Battle of the Issus. A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from rhe Royal Necropolid of Sidon

    Seal chop of Emperor Xuantong, the last Qing dynasty emperor.

    Africa | Uganda's King of the Tooro Kingdom, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, during his 18th birthday and coronation celebrations in Karuzika Royal Palace at Fort Portal. King Oyo is one of the world’s youngest ruling monarchs. He ascended to throne at age three after his father, King Olimi Kaboyo, died of a heart attack in 1995. He rules over more than 2 million people in the Tooro kingdom, one of four kingdoms allowed by the government to exist in Uganda | © Benedicte Desrus

    Tablet, 1778 China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Qianlong reign (1735-1795) jade

    NYC - New York Public Library Main Building: McGraw Rotunda - The Story of the Recorded Word - Gutenberg Showing a Proof to the Elector of Mainz

    Clay seal with characters "Huang Di Xin Xi", 2-3rd century BCE, China

    Der Jen. Illustration Collection of the Ancient Chinese People - The Zephyr-Love Stories of the Royal Manchu in the Forbidden City.


    Sadigh Gallery's Ancient Chinese Jade Ceremonial Sword with a Dragon. Carved jade sword with dragon head handle. Four rings and carved animals on the curved pointed blade. Song Dynasty. 1100 AD

    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.

    Chinese seal

    Fine Shoushan Stone Carved Archaic Tortoise Seal

    Qing, 17-18th Century, Dragon Seal of Celadon Jade

    Chinese chop

    Chinese White Porcelain Scholar Seal paste Box key and wan pattern, 18th cen, 2" by 2", 1.4"h.

    "長樂未央" 璽 ("Ever-Joy", Imperial Jade Seal, Han Dynasty, 206 BCE – 220 CE)

    chinese seals

    Chinese antique shoushan stone seal

    Shuin 朱印 of Hase-dera temple - A shuin is a seal stamp given to worshippers and visitors to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan.

    Gold , including and gold ring inlaid with a green jade ring and another inlaid with various jewels, two gold bracelets, one inlaid with pearl, and the other inlaid with green jade and red coral, and earring, Qing Dynasty, on display in the Forbidden City Palace Museum collection.