Fireback

Object Number: 
1936.474
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 22 x 1 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 55.9 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: "DAS GERICHT SALOM[O]N I K[---] - CAP."
Description: 
Cast iron fireback with molded decoration; large central figure seated on raised throne and flanked by smaller figures; inscription below scene.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the translation of the inscription would read "THE JUDGEMENT OF SOLOMON I - KINGS IV CHAP...[?]". The records also indicate that the object was first used as a stove plate.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group