37c Seneca Carving stamp

United States Postal Service2004-08-24

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Among the Iroquois, carving was traditionally men's work, and they were adept at transforming wooden utensils into works of art-a skill particularly evident in the diverse human and animal effigies that adorn the handles of ladles. This elaborately carved handle finial, depicting a dog watching a human eating, ornaments a mid-19th-century Seneca ladle from the Tonawanda Reservation in New York.
New York State Museum
Albany, New York, on loan to Akwesasne Museum, Hogansburg, New York

Scott Catalogue USA: 3873i

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.9


  • Title: 37c Seneca Carving stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2004-08-24
  • Subject Keywords: Seneca Carving, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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