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Pair of Figurines

Object Number: 
1951.264ab
Date: 
1815-1830
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, Vulcan): 7 in. × 1 3/4 in. × 2 1/4 in. (17.8 × 4.4 × 5.7 cm) Overall (b, Apollo): 6 3/4 in. × 2 in. ×
Marks: 
hadn written: on underside-jelly label: "#220"
Description: 
Redware figurines of Vulcan and Apollo covered in silver luster; a) Vulcan- a nude male figure (with drape), a dead rabbit, and an implement in his hand(broken). b)Apollo- male figure in a toga with helmet cocked backwards on his head,a masked helmet and quiver at his feet, as well as an arrow in his hand.
Gallery Label: 
The rabbit may symbolize Venus, Vulcan's adulterous wife. The implement held in Vulcan's hand has broken off; however, it might have been some kind of forging tool.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jean Morron and Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Burch in memory of John R. Morron and Belle G. Morron
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group