Finial (roof ornament)

Object Number: 
Z.1228
Date: 
1820-1880
Medium: 
Wood, possibly pine; paint
Dimensions: 
Overall (flat): 4 x 4 x 22 5/8 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 57.5 cm)
Description: 
Turned wood finial from a building; pointed spire top swelling to elongated ball, then ring turnings and a smaller ball; rectangular base with V-shaped cut-out to fit over peak of roof. Evidence of several paint colors, including white, red, green, and brown.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group