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A Medieval Solution to an Early Modern Problem? The Royal Animal Seals of Jambi

Annabel Teh Gallop

Annabel Teh Gallop earned her PhD at the University of London and is head of the Southeast Asia section at the British Library. Her research interests lie in Malay manuscripts, documents, letters and seals, and the art of the Islamic book in Southeast Asia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Seals—Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...One of the most distinctive royal seals used in the Malay world of Southeast Asia was the animal seal of the sultans of Jambi in east Sumatra. From the middle of the eighteenth century onwards all successive sovereigns of Jambi used...