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Symbolic female figure with an anchor, representing Hope

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Collection Fine art, Miniatures
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID MNT0062
Description Oval pendant, predominantly in brown and grey watercolour, in a rather crudley made oval copper suspension frame (not apparently a locket for carrying on the person). It shows a symbolic classical female figure representing 'Hope' standing on a shore on the right, with what appear to be cypress or similar trees behind. She looks left towards a ship at sea beyond, and leans on a large vertical anchor. The item has a green-leather, velvet-lined case which may not be original.
Date made Late 18th century

Artist/Maker unidentified
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials copper; leather; velvet
Measurements Overall: 35 x 28 mm
  • Symbolic female figure with an anchor, representing Hope (MNT0062)
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