Wax Impression of the Seal of George Washington

Wax Impression of the Seal of George Washington
Title
Wax Impression of the Seal of George Washington
Date 
ca. 1864
Medium 
Wax, cardboard, paper, cloth tape
Dimensions 
Overall (seal impression): 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. (3.5 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm) Mat: 6 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. ( 17.1 x 18.7 cm )
Description 
Oval seal impression in red wax with shield surmounted by bird, said to be the seal of George Washington; hinged mat with circular window in front leaf, through which seal impression is visible.
Credit Line 
Gift of S. A. Washington
Object Number 
1864.11
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this acquisition is mentioned in the "Minutes" of the New-York Historical Society, June 7, 1864.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group