Calliope

Object Number: 
1953.28ab
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 14 x 4 in. ( 15.2 x 35.6 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
cast: on each side, painted gold: "OVERLAND CIRCUS"
Description: 
Cast iron calliope, drawn by two horses; red calliope with sides cut out in rounded shape, outlined by cast decoration of harps and trumpets painted gold; lower part of body bordered with rococo flourishes, cast; calliope pipes at front, painted gold; yellow undercarriage; white horses with gold harness.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group