Almond-Shaped Seal: Coronation of the Virgin with a Kneeling Monk

Almond-Shaped Seal: Coronation of the Virgin with a Kneeling Monk

1300s

Gilded bronze

Overall: 3.9 x 2.6 cm (1 9/16 x 1 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Herbert F. Leisy in honor of William Mathewson Milliken 1974.12

Description

These seals were once used in monasteries as molds for making wax impressions that were routinely pressed onto letters, charters, and other documents as proof of authenticity.

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