Mr. Jung Ying Tsao, a collector of Asian art, presented the Library with a fourteen-volume set documenting a collection of Chinese seals. The volumes contain drawings and carefully made impressions of the seals, which date from the Warring States Period (5th century BC) to the 20th century. The collection includes personal, official, and religious or temple seals. Seals were used as signatures: to authorize, authenticate, or denote ownership of an item.
While we have little information about the individual seals represented here, these images are made available for research, teaching, and private study.