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Fireback

Fireback

c. 1500–1600

Cast iron

Overall: 105.4 x 82.6 cm (41 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1975.61

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Description

The fireback is embellished with the standing figures of Saint Helena and her son, the Roman emperor Constantine the Great (about ad 280-337), beneath fictitious coats of arms. The origin of this fireback is unknown.

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