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Object Name FINIAL
Catalog Number 0985.06.00003
Description A hollow copper ball flagstaff finial mounted on a circular disk of wood (cherry?). The ball is seamed at the circumference. Engraved below the center is "From the flagstaff of the Virginia State Capitol--erected 1785-89, remodeled 1905."
Dimensions H-27 W-17 inches
Provenance This finial was used on one of the flagstaffs erected on the roof of the Virginia State Capitol building, Richmond, Va. It is believed to have stood atop the flagstaff from 1785-89, when it was constructed, to 1905, when the Capitol was renovated.
Search Terms Richmond, Virginia
Virginia State Capitol
Subjects flags