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Seal impression affixed to cardboard

Object Number: 
INV.4589
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wax, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 8.3 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: within circular edge of impression: "S. PET. STUYVESANT N BELGII[?] ET CURAÇO INS GUBERNATOR"
Description: 
Circular impression in red wax of the seal of Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of Curaçao; wax affixed to rectangular piece of cardboard.
Gallery Label: 
Peter Stuyvesant (1610-1672) was governor of the south Caribbean island of Curaçao before he arrived in New Amsterdam, in 1647, to fulfill his commission as director general of New Netherland.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group