IL PICCOLO SIGILLO / SMALL SEAL

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The Small Seal is an ancient chinese script.

The Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (秦始皇 帝) is considered the First Emperor of China, famous for being the patron of the impressive terracotta army and the initiator of the Chinese wall. He also imposed a unique writing system: The small seal.
Created by the minister Li Sì (
李斯)(around 200 BC), it was drawn by brush or engraved on seals (from which its present name). Personally I find these characters aesthetically pleasing and easy to engrave with different techniques.
The link above contains a table  where I report the translation of many symbols
making use of the site http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_01.html and the book “La Scrittura Cinese” edito dalla DOMINO e AVALIARDI. Both english and italian translations are reported
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