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Seals are a means of proving identity and credentials. Nations, officials, and individuals have used seals in various activities in society. As a result, official and personal seals came into use. Chinese seals probably originated in the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BCE). Seal engraving arts were passed on throughout the dynasties, and by the end of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Chinese seal arts had greatly influenced the development of seal engraving throughout East Asia.

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