|The Empress'Jade Seal Inscribed with Characters “Huang Hou Zhi Xi”|
The West Han Dynasty
Height:2 cm Side Lengh:2.8 cm
Unearthed in 1968 at Liangjiaogou,Xianyang,Shaanxi Province
This seal was made of He Tian jade feom Xinjiang Uygur
Autonomous Region .With a monster-shaped protrusion as a knob
the seal was inscribed with 4 characters 'Huang Hou Zhi Xi'
which means it is an empress'seal.It was unearthed just 1 km
from Changling,the mausoleum of Emperor Gaozu(naned Liu Bang )
and his wife (named Lye Zhi).Therefore,it may have been
used by Empress Lye Zhi.The jade seal is one of the most
important seals which have ever been found.