Animation of the Day: Augustine Washington’s Wine Bottle Seal

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

543_AW_sealToday’s animation is a glass object that once adorned a wine bottle belonging to Augustine Washington, father of George Washington. The wine bottle seal bears his initials “AW” and was recovered archaeologically at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Seals like this personalized Augustine’s wine bottles and helped demonstrate his elite status.  A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features Lauren Volkers discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/iu2n-jqqVp/#

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