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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WHO IS SHE?

I picked up this HEAVY iron piece for $2.00 last weekend at a moving sale. I love moving sales, people are usually very motivated to sell cheap.

She has a fishing net and fish in her hands. I wonder who she is supposed to be.I think this piece may have come of off a fireplace or stove maybe-I really don' know. I would love to frame or mount it,but I would need some major studs to hang this heavy piece in. Anybody got any ideas what I can do with it.I am joining http://www.coloradolady.blogspot.com  for Vintage Thingie Thursday.

10 comments:

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Stunning piece! Happy VTT :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

The Cranky Queen said...

We restored a 1890 home in 2000 & I found a coal fireplace cover exactly like the one you have pictured. We stripped it & to our surprise, it was bronze! Good luck & what a bargain! Visit me sometimes over at my blog palace! Tiff

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a wonderful find, love it!

Happy VTT!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I know you are going to come up with an amazing use for it.

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the theme and the price was amazing. I am sure it is a summer cover for a fireplace and from the late to early 1800's-1900's. You did good. Love it. Richard from My Old Historic House.

LV said...

It definitely is an interesting piece. I am sure you find the right spot to use it.

Ashley said...

Very interesting! I bet it came off of a fireplace.

A little odd to be fishing naked, ;)

Lady Di Tn said...

Great find. Since there are holes on the sides. I would build a simple wood stand and attach it to it. Then you could place it in any place you wish. Peace

Cindy Adkins said...

It's a beautiful piece. Love the title of your blog - that's two of my favorite things, too!
Cindy

Jo @ Let's Face the Music said...

I think this is depicting Britomartis
(sweet maiden)
The daughter of Zeus and Carme, who became the Cretan goddess of fishermen and hunters. Artemis loved her deeply, but Britomartis had no relationships with men. King Minos wanted her, but she refused him. He then started chasing her, and when he had almost caught up with her she leapt from Mt. Dictynnaeus into the sea. There she got caught in a fishing net and was rescued the last minute by Artemis who made her a goddess.

Later Britomartis was also worshipped on Aegina where her temple, Aphaea, can still be seen.

Another version tells us she was Phoenician, and that she lived on Cephalonia, where she was worshipped as Laphria, before she went to Crete.

Jo @ Let's Face the Music