I'm currently working having a seal casted in bronze. I will be able
to use wax, but I would have also liked to use chinese red ink paste.
I found a place where it seems I could get some pigments.
but I dunno at all how is that paste made. and if the pigments I
found would be appropriate. I'd need the receipe to do that, but I
didn't find any revelant information yet.
does someone know ? I'm trying to reenact here Mongol between 1200-
1300 (but since probably the seals came from originally china, I'm
basing my research on china)
I based my seal on an existing find and on the fact that guyuk's seal
on some letter sent to a pope was printed in ink instead of wax.
The store where I found the pigments:
(you go under Artists' Pigments)
The bronze seal find from a sunken Mongol ship:
the printed seal:
Also, this will all be presented in a box. Anyone would have any
existing period reference to Mongol boxes ? or painted motifs I could
Since it will be in a box, I've considered buying a small lock.
I've seen two examples on ebay which striked my imagination:
A copper Fish lock:
A copper Horse lock (this one is prefered, but it looks in less good
would you know if the use of these decorative locks would be
appropriate for the period ?
I know it's a lot of question. Thanks to all that will have some clue
about all this stuff :)
La Garnison du Dragonet