Object of the month - November

Princess seal, copper, Mongol empire, Inner Mongolia Museum

Princess seal, copper, Mongol empire, Inner Mongolia Museum

Emblems of royalty: the seal of Genghis Khan’s third daughter

This seal displays the characters jiudie zhuan, meaning ‘the seal of regent princess to be governor of Hebei’. It belonged to the third daughter of Genghis Khan, who married into the Hangu Mongolian tribe. 

Learn more about the princess’s seal in our exhibition Genghis: Rise of the Mongol Khans which will be on display at the National Military Museum of the Netherlands in 2017.