Biblical guidance cast in iron

Biblical guidance cast in iron

  Stove plates are notable for their artistic depictions of biblical stories and Germanic text. This stove plate dates to 1753/1763 and is the only satirical plate known to survive today. The image features a Hessian rider astride an animal, possibly a goat or a horse. Another figure blocks the road and holds a sword …

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Wood-carved eagle stares down Pennsylvania history

Wood-carved eagle stares down Pennsylvania history

  When inventorying a museum’s collection, one uncovers some amazing objects. Some items are so small and precious that they get hidden away for safety’s sake. Other artifacts radiate a presence that is noticed as soon as one walks into a room. Some of those objects even seem to stare at you….literally. Such is the …

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