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An antique bronze seal stamp from Tibet or Bhutan

An antique bronze seal stamp from Tibet or Bhutan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 1177445

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This is an antique bronze seal stamp from Tibet or Bhutan, depicting a snow lion. It measures 1 inch by 1 inch and 1 1/2 inches in height. These kind of stamps were used by officials to seal letters and other important documents with a personal wax imprint. For the last 100 years the snow lion has been the national emblem of Tibet, appearing on coins, post stamps, banknotes and the national flag. It represents unconditional cheerfulness, fearlessness, east and the earth element. This stamp is estimated to date from the early 20th century or earlier.

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