cs170

Chinese seal 170 Maruiya 瑪瑞亚 are Chinese characters chosen for their sound in order to match the English name “Maria,” rather than for their meaning. Chinese language seal with two white characters clockwise from the bottom left to one red character on the right. Image is not to scale.

  • Inscription: 瑪瑞亚
  • Pinyin: ma rui ya
  • Collection: Maria Adrian
  • Material: marble?
  • Size: 2.1 x 1.9 cm.
  • Date: December 2010
  • Registry: cs170

A birthday gift. This seal is different from the usual in many ways: it starts from the bottom left and the larger character on the right is the last character. Usually the largest character would be the family name and the first one used in a traditional Chinese name.