Ancient Chinese Stone slab with twelve small seal characters, Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC).
The 12 characters on this slab of floor brick affirm that it is an auspicious moment for the First Emperor to ascend the throne, as the country is united and no men will be dying along the road.
Small seal scripts were standardized by the First Emperor of China after he gained control of the country, and evolved from the larger seal scripts of previous dynasties.
Photo taken by Editor at Large at the Treasures of Ancient China exhibit, Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Ancient Chinese Stone slab with twelve small seal characters, Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC).

The 12 characters on this slab of floor brick affirm that it is an auspicious moment for the First Emperor to ascend the throne, as the country is united and no men will be dying along the road.

Small seal scripts were standardized by the First Emperor of China after he gained control of the country, and evolved from the larger seal scripts of previous dynasties.

Photo taken by Editor at Large at the Treasures of Ancient China exhibit, Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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