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Fireback

Item Information

Title:
Fireback
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.
Date:
1616–1626
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
iron (metal)
relief (sculpture techniques)
wrought
firebacks
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
figure- and animal-derived motifs
allegory (artistic device)
crowns (headdresses)
shields (motifs)
Iron
Wrought
Relief
Shield
Unicorn
Crown
Allegorical Figure
Places:
MaineYork (county)South Berwick
Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.)
Extent:
25.5 in. x 23 in. (H x W)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Notes:
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
Accession #:
1949.396
Identifier:
7684