Seal Name “David Hood name seal”









姓名印 Xingming Yin Personal Name Seal


Changhua Stone.
Beige colour with some more transparent 'meat jelly'


大衛  虎德 from top right

General Description

- Yin cut, column seal, inscription in seal script. Knob carved in full relief with a donkey.

Other inscriptions

on side DWH and 黔驴(Qian Lǘ)


a phonetic attempt at personal name "David Hood" side inscription = Qian (Gui zhou) Donkey.


Dà wèi Hu de side inscription Qian Lǘ

Other info

Donkey idea from the Chinese proverbial idiom of “Qian Lu Ji Qiong”. There is a story about it. In ancient times, there was no donkey(Lu) in Qian (Qian is present day  GUIZHOU province), a man just brought a donkey to Qian and tied him under a tree. A tiger found the donkey, since he had never seen a donkey before, he was afraid such big animal could hurt him. The donkey kicked his legs and made a noise to keep the tiger away from him for a few days. Then the tiger figured that is all he can do kick and make a scary noise. So he eventually caught the donkey. Nowadays, people use it to refer to someone running out of skill, time, ideas or whatever applies in their case.



Dimensions in millimetres


89 mm


23 mm


24 mm