Chinese seal 168a Ou 區 is the mandarin transliteration for the family name of the owner of the chop who is from Hong Kong and therefore uses primarily the Cantonese dialect. She spells her family name in English as “Au.” This is one of a set of three seals carved into the end of the arms of a wooden cross (the owner is Christian). Chinese character chop with one white character.

  • Inscription: 區
  • Pinyin: ou
  • Collection: May Au / Au Chung-wai
  • Material: hardwood
  • Size: 1.4 x 1.1 cm.
  • Date: 2010
  • Registry: cs168a