Architectural fragment from the exterior of the Audubon Ballroom
Overall: 32 x 19 1/2 x 14 in. (81.3 x 49.5 x 35.6 cm)
Molded terracotta architectural fragment depicting a burning torch surrounded by a caduceus. Molded background painted with white glaze; torch and flame glazed ochre with blue and white details; caduceus glazed white and framed by white and blue spiral columns. The caduceus traditionally represents the Roman God Mercury, also identified as a protector of traders, merchants, and others workers involved in commerce.
Gift of Landmarks Preservation Commission
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