5,5cm long, Diameter 1,1 cm
19th century or earlier
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.