Fireback

Date

ca. 1621

GUSN

GUSN-7684

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

Descriptive Terms

firebacks
iron (metal)
relief (sculpture techniques)
wrought
figure- and animal-derived motifs
allegory (artistic device)
crowns (headdresses)
shields (motifs)
Iron
Wrought
Relief
Shield
Unicorn
Crown
Allegorical Figure
FIREBACK

Inscription

16 Z (2?) 1. Motto on band: [illegible]

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England; Europe

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

25.5 x 23 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.396

Places

Probably