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Stamp

Object Number: 
INV.4854
Date: 
1675-1724
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 7/8 in. ( 7.3 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
relief (inverted): on stamp face: "P S" handwritten in ink: on one side of tag attached to object: "GIFT OF / LUCILLE / DE LUZE / FOLEY / 2-14-50" handwritten in ink: on other side of tag attached to object: "SEAL OF / PIETERSE / (PETER) / SCHUYLER / P
Description: 
Stamp with wooden handle on domed base; initials "PS" in oval frame formed by narrow strips of metal embedded in base.
Gallery Label: 
Peter Schuyler (1657-1724) was an important figure in colonial New York. He was elected first mayor of his native Albany (then called Beverwyck) in 1686, and served as acting governor from July 1719 to September 1720.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucille de Luze Foley, 1950
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group