Daiten

Seal script – Great Seal script (大篆, daiten)

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/03/2010 /

Great Seal script (大篆, daiten) in the broad sense of its definition includes oracle bone script (甲骨文, koukotsubun) and kinbun (金文, literally, “text on metal”, and more precisely bronze). Great seal script was further unified in 221 B.C. under the name of small seal script (小篆, shouten). Kinbun existed simultaneously with oracle bone script. In…

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Seal Script

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/03/2010 /

The origins of seal script (篆書, tensho) reach deep into the history of China; all the way to the end of Xia dynasty (夏朝, 2070 B.C. – 1600 B.C.) – the first historically verified Chinese dynasty. Seal script is a term that is used for both great seal script (大篆, daiten) and small seal script…

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