Amazing brass stamp

So this is an amazingly ornate brass stamp I picked up at an antique mall. It’s very small: 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches, and has many words and scripture in micrography, it’s just so detailed and finely rendered. I inked it up and stamped it a few times with mixed results, I think I could make some pretty images with this if I had a brayer and some nice ink. The image above is a scan that I inverted so the writing can be read, it looks incredible blown up, I’m in awe of the artistry and minute detail. I marvel at how the artist weaved the biblical text into the image.

The woman who rang me up at the store noticed the words.  In a jaw-dropping moment she read them aloud without hesitiation, words that were almost too small for me to even see on a cursory glance, not to mention the tiny words also happened to be backwards.

The purple image below is just some photoshoppery and the third image is a detail of the stamp. I encourage you to click on the images and look at them full-sized.

~ by 15wattLasVegas on June 2, 2012.

3 Responses to “Amazing brass stamp”

  1. Ornate for sure 🙂

  2. Really cool. I wish I could get a belt buckle like this

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