Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Refers to artifacts bearing monograms, writing, numbers, symbols, or designs in intaglio that are used for making an impression in relief on some soft, tenacious substance such as clay or wax. They may be flat or cylindrical, the impression made by rolling the seal over the surface. The term also refers to the impressions that have been made in wax, clay, or another soft material by the impact of a seal or other hard engraved surface. Seals are generally used to authenticate documents or for decoration. Stamps of a seal matrix of carved reliefs of pictures or texts; used to imprint a wax or lacquer seal.
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Item — Object Ceremonial Objects