Home > Collections > Collections

Seal for the Room of the Five Classics

LargeMediumSmallPrinter
< 1 2 >
Period: Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Medium: jade
Date: undated
Dimensions: height: 7 cm, seal surface: 3.2 × 3.4 cm

Made of pale green jade, the rectangular seal has a dragon-shaped knob and a legend reading "Room of the Five Classics." It was stored in a seal container together with two other seals: "Seal of the Old Emperor's Life" and "Seal of Constantly Striving."   
  The other two seals were often used by the Qianlong emperor in his late years. For the convenience of using at any time, the emperor ordered the carving of many sets including these two seals and seals bearing the names of several imperial palaces. This seal is one of those. The Room of the Five Classics (Wujing cuishi) is located in the Hall of Displaying Benevolence (Zhaoren dian). In 1797, a fire that started in the Palace of Heavenly Tranquility (Qianqing gong) destroyed the Hall of Displaying Benevolence. This seal has the characteristic signs of having been in a fire.

© ️2001-2019 The Palace Museum 京ICP备05067311号|SITE MAP|IMAGE SERVICES|CONTACT US|PRIVACY POLICY|TERMS & CONDITIONS
About the
Palace Museum
|中文|青少|