Lock of hair of Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Lock of hair of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Title
Lock of hair of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Date 
1861
Medium 
Hair, paper, wax, cardboard, wood, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 37.1 x 32.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Lock of hair of Tadeusz Kosciuszko mounted above oval red wax seal on paper with handwritten inscription; matted and framed.
Object Number 
INV.53
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on paper to which relic is affixed: "Lock of hair of / Kosciuszko / presented to the / Historical Society of New-York / by the friend and admirer of the illustrious deceased, / Xavier Zeltner, / formerly Colonel of Cavalry &[?] / Aid-de-camp [sic] of the General in chief / of the Polish army, Rybinski. / New York, 1861."
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Creative: Tronvig Group