Animation of the Day: Jeweler’s Mold from Jamestown

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

141_Stampsimplified-HalfToday’s animation is a brass object with an embossed pelican standing on a pedestal that was recovered from an early 17th century well at Jamestown Rediscovery.  Although superficially resembling a pendant, the heavy size and relatively crude sides and back suggest that it was actually a jeweler’s mold. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Lauren Volkers discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:

Categories: 17th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, Jamestown Rediscovery, jewelry | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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