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Title:Fireplace and overmantel
Date Made:1611
Materials:wood, gilding, polychrome
Place Made:Rotherwas Court, Herefordshire
Accession Number:  AC 1945.493
Credit Line:Bequest of Herbert L. Pratt (Class of 1895)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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Commissioned by the owner, Sir Roger Bodenham, who built the house, as the centerpiece of a walnut-panelled dining room. The elaborate Renaissance-style design of the fireplace surround and overmantel includes architectural elements such as columns, plinths, arches, capitals, caryatids, and groteschi. Flanking a coat-of-arms, are four female personifications of the cardinal virtues: Fortitude, Temperance, Justice, and Prudence.

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