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Panel "II"
Rectangular board, part of a larger set (1921-22-197 to 209), painted in polychrome colors, gilt, and varnished, with 20 rectangular, decorated sections, numbered 21 thru 40, divided into 4 columns. Number 21, at top left, features winged putto gazing into mirror framed by flower wreath; 22, below, with lactating figure of nude female holding globe in her hands; 23 of red capped European Goldfinch perched in tree; 24 of seated nude male with outstretched arm and fire emanating from the top of his head; 25, at bottom left, with putto holding arrow and shield and framed by flowered wreath; 26, at top, with profile bust of peasant woman wearing white cap; 27, below, of basket of turnips; 28 of bare breasted woman dressed in long flowing robes and crown, wielding dagger and standing before burning city; 29 of orange-red flowers, possibly lilies; 30, at bottom, of 3/4 view of peasant woman holding dish containing coin; 31, at top, with figure of bearded, elderly man in large brown cap, and dark coat with broad white collar, holding coin between his thumb and forefinger; 32, below, of pomegranates; 33 of warrior in armored breastplate, plumed helmet, red flowing robe and sword at his side, standing before a masked ship with arm outstretched; 34 of classical urn containing flowers; 35 of beggar playing violin; 36, at top right, of blindfolded putto with horn and quiver in his hands and framed by flowered wreath; 37 of seated nude male with flowing red robes and transparent veil draped over his head, his outstretched arm grasping a nearby branch; 38 of horse with dressy feathered plume, mask and muzzle, bearing large baskets of bread and vegetables on his back; 39 of partially draped, seated figure of sculptor with tools in hands and marble bust to his side; 40, at bottom right, of putto framed by flowered wreath. Numbered rectangles framed by classical grotesque decoration on 4 sides with gold highlights. Left 2 columns and right 2 columns divided by vertical column of laurel leaves. At top a crest of laurel leaf swags flanks central, gold-framed cartouche inscribed with Roman numeral II. Reverse painted a rose color and is unadorned.

This is a game board from France. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1921. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

painted, gilt and varnished papier mache

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 33.1 x 22.2 x 0.3cm (13 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 1/8in.)

It has the following markings

Old stamp of Cooper Union Museum on reverse.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt

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