Seal impression in box

Object Number: 
1977.34a.1-2
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Wax, plastic, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 1 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to inside of box lid: "G. F. BENNETT / Seal / Engraver, / 33, QUADRANT, / REGENT ST." relief: on border of seal: "VERITE SANS PEUR"
Description: 
Octagonal red wax wafer with circular seal impression with monogram at center and border with inscription; in circular plastic box with screw-on lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this seal impression from Harrodsburg Female College in Kentucky was given to John B. Newman, president of the college, as he left on the eve of the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group