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Roman Charity chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Roman Charity chimney ornament, circa 1770
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware
  • Object Height: 19.7 cm
    Object Height: 7 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Justin L. Mooney
  • Not on display
  • 1965.0006
Label Text

"Roman Charity" chimney ornament of four figures. The female figure is slightly seated and is holding a baby in her arms. There is an adult male figure seated to her left, who's ankle is chained to a rock behind him. There is a semi-nude child standing to the right of the woman. The child is looking up at the face of the woman. The base is painted with purple, blue, green and yellow.