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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.