Seal with knob in the shape of a wheel
- Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Yongle period (1403–24)
- dated 1424
- H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); W. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm); D. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Harrison Cady Bequest, by exchange, and Erich O. Grunebaum Bequest, 1994
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Symbolic of teaching, the wheel is a standard motif in Buddhist art. The Chinese inscription on the top of this seal gives the date and indicates that it was commissioned for a Tibetan monk, whose name can be transliterated as Yangshidangpu. The seal on the bottom reads jing xie jie lu, or study the law (Buddhism) with diligence.