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Imperial seal of China’s longest-reigning monarch fetches $12m at HK auction

The largest imperial seal, used by Emperor Kangxi, has been auctioned at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for 92.6 million HK dollars ($12m USD). The sandalwood artifact now ranks third on the list of most-expensive Chinese imperial seals sold at an auction. Imperial seals are pieces of wood engraved with the ruler’s name and title and used to mark official documents. Kangxi is the longest-ruling Emperor in Chinese history and reigned during the Qing Dynasty.

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