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Minerva chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Minerva chimney ornament, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware
  • Object Height: 31.1 cm
    Object Height: 12 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1656
Label Text

Female figure, standing on green and brown mound. Left hand holds shield with gorgon head on the front. Right arm held upward missing at wrist. Black and gray mottled waist with scallops at bottom. Lavender skirt with black floral designs. Blue and yellwo cape flares from left shoulder and is held in at waist. Square base with horizontal line and the word, "Minerva" in black. Fine crackle.