Seal of cylindrical shape surmounted openwork finial in the form of ling-chih fungus

Detail of a pattern
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  • Period

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  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam (a-seal): 5.9 × 1.6 cm (2 5/16 × 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Seal of cylindrical shape surmounted openwork finial in the form of ling-chih fungus. In fitted box, with ink pad in separate compartment. Stone is cloudy gray in color. Two characters read "Banzai."
  • Inscriptions

    Two characters read Banzai ("Ten thousand years" or "Eternal life").
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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