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Seals of the State of New York (2)

Object Number: 
INV.4285ab
Date: 
1810-1860
Medium: 
Wax, paper, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3/8 in. × 3 1/2 in. (1 × 8.9 cm) Overall (b): 3/8 in. × 2 3/4 in. (1 × 7 cm)
Marks: 
in relief: on one side (obverse?) of larger seal: "THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK" and "EXCELSIOR" in relief: on one side (reverse?) of larger seal: "FRUSTRA" and "1777" in relief: on one side (obverse?) of smaller seal: "THE GREAT SEAL OF THE
Description: 
Two historical paper covered wax seals of the State of New York; the larger seal (a) has a rising or setting sun with human face above three hills and inscriptions in relief on one side, and a field of waving grass with a butte in the distance and inscriptions in relief, including the year "1777," on the other; the smaller (b) has two allegorical female figures flanking a shield and inscriptions in relief on one side, and a rocky island and inscriptions, including the year "1798," on the other; pale pink ribbon appears to be embedded in the wax of each seal.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group