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Robert Burns

Seal matrix (1)

Description:

This small circluar seal matrix features a thistle motif, with an oval bearing the inscription 'DUMFRIES BURNS CLUB'.  It is mounted on a short broad handle made form plain dark wood.

 

A seal matrix was used to stamp a distinguishing mark onto molten wax as a means of representing identity, authority and status.

Materials/Media:
metal & copper alloy (seal), wood (handle)
Dimensions:
length 84mm, diameter (top) 23mm, diameter (seal) 19mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.416
Digital Number:
BHBN083n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council