Purpose/Use: Used in addition to an Artist Seal to enhance a composition
Translation: Garden of the Heart
Dimension: (LxWxH):5/8” x 5/8” x 1 1/2”
Imprint Dimension: (LxW):5/8” x 5/8”
Imprint Shape: Square
Ivory and sienna play across the surfaces of the stone. Viewed obliquely, one perspective shows a stone that is divided vertically by color, the left sienna, the right a creamy ivory. The opposite perspective reveals the colors more muted and softer, with the effects of marbling more apparent. A full carving of a peach adorns the top of this seal. The fruit’s color is beautifully rendered in the reddish orange of sienna. This seal is a small treasure, unique both in its display of color and carving.
The peach is a symbol of longevity. The peach originated in China and has been cultivated since at least 1000 B.C. It has special significance in Chinese culture. The peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and its fruit are symbols of immortality and unity.