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Symbolic female figure with an anchor, representing 'Hope'

MNT0096
Miniatures

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Collection Miniatures, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID MNT0096
Description In the form of a vertical pointed oval, this is a gold-framed brooch with a fastening pin on the reverse. It shows a symbolic classical female figure on a rocky shore, facing right with the left arm raised, leaning on and supporting a large anchor, and with a ship on the distant right horizon. This is a standard emblem for 'Hope'. The design is primarily in brown and black watercolour on a mineral background. This item is contained within a red leather case, but not one originally belonging to it.
Date made circa 1800

Artist/Maker unidentified
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials leather; gold
Measurements Overall: 27 x 15 mm
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  • Symbolic female figure with an anchor, representing 'Hope' (MNT0096)
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