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Seal: O.108B-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

One from a pair of seals, made from rey and grey soapstone. The handles are carved like lions and cubs, emblematic of the Emperor and Empress. Inscribed "nourish your mind and cultivate your nature."
Used on documents dealing with appointments of actors, matters dealing with the palace guards etc.

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.3 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

1800 - 1899

Materials used in production

Soapstone

Techniques used in production

Carving

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.108B-1946
Primary reference Number: 138749
Oscar Raphael number: 35
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 December 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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