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1949.396 (RS119515)

Description

Rectangular with dome-shaped top. Relief of crown surmounting banded circle enclosing shield, center; unicorn, right; lion's body with man's face, left.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1621
Inscriptions
16 Z (2?) 1. Motto on band: [illegible]
Location of origin
England; Europe
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
iron (metal)
relief (sculpture techniques)
wrought
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Allegorical Figure
allegory (artistic device)
Crown
crowns (headdresses)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
FIREBACK
firebacks
Iron
iron (metal)
Relief
relief (sculpture techniques)
Shield
shields (motifs)
Unicorn
Wrought
wrought
Dimensions
25.5 x 23 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.396
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7684

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