Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shape with arch decorated with floral swirls and an urn on each shoulder; three female figures: Aphrodite on the left, Hera in the centre on a plinth with two peacocks behind her, and Athena on the right; a double tassel hangs above Hera’s head.
Notes: The figures are the participants in the Judgement of Paris, the outcome of which precipitated the Trojan War.
Copies of this fireback are known.
- Decoration tags:
- quasi-arched rectangular (shape)
- fillet (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the early 18th century in England.
Current location: Bateman's, Burwash, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/BAT/M/55 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Late pictorial series (all)
- Late pictorial series 4