The seal, a longitudinal one in green Jade, represents a roaring imperial lion with the mouth towards the sky. On the frontal part has one column of chinese characters. It seems to be from the Empress Wu Zetian (690-705).

I did my research, and find out: 些度產唐, Xiē dù chǎn táng, "Tang Dynasty". 唐 Tang 產 chan 度 Du 些 Xie

Please find attached the picture.

I would like confirmation.

Many Thanks in advance. Wu Zetian Seal Front Text

  • I can’t recognize the last character, but the first 4 character should be 塘Tang 盧Lu 老Lao 人Ren Dec 23, 2021 at 6:51
  • @BoomingBones: Thank you very much for your comment. The last one could be: 生 Sheng?. And the whole sentence: 塘盧老人生: Táng lú lǎo rénshēng. Tang Lu Lao Sheng. Thnks
    – Aurelio RZ
    Dec 23, 2021 at 11:06
  • The last character is most definitely not 生 (sfds.cn/751F) 'to live; give birth to; raw' but rather 乍=作 (sfds.cn/4F5C/4) 'to make — made by' Dec 25, 2021 at 8:21

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IMHO this reads 塘盧老人作 'made by the old guy, Tang Lu'.

  • Thank you, John. Then Who was Tang Lu, the Old? Army General (1520-1570): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Tang 塘盧老人作: Táng lú lǎorén zuò. Old man Tanglu made
    – Aurelio RZ
    Dec 29, 2021 at 10:44

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