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Art of ancient seals of Tibet

Publish Time: 2018-01-31 Author: Chen Man From: Kangba TV

Photo shows a seal with a silver knob, which has a “Ruyi” (an S-shaped ornamental scepter which indicates auspiciousness) pattern. Both sides of the seal are carved with lions, and under the knob are carved with lotus patterns and Yunlei (cloud and thunder) patterns. The seal was used by nobles of Tibet.

Photo shows the quadrate-rounded silvering iron seal used in Minyak Lhagang Monastery of Kham area in Sichuan Province.

Photo shows a bronze seal. The top has a shape of a roc, with three holes for the seal ribbon, which is quite rare.

The seal art of Tibet embodies more than 2,000 years of Tibetan civilization, and epitomizes the charming historical and cultural relics of Tibetan people.

As a treasure of China’s seal history, Tibet’s seals boast profound contents reflecting history, figures, politics, religion and various characters, patterns and materials.

Seals are witnesses to history, embodiments of power, and epitomes of art.


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