Shellac Seal from the Privy

Shellac Seal.
Near the bottom of the privy was found this shellac seal depicting a heart pierced by an arrow and a weeping eye. It may be a religious motif or may simply represent melancholy, a not uncommon motif of the 17th century.

Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland, © 2001.

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