Chamberlain Worcester porcelain model of a pelican in her piety, circa 1830

This is a representation of a pelican in the act of wounding her breast in order to nourish her young with her blood; a practice fabulously attributed to the bird, on account of which it was adopted as a symbol of the Redeemer, and of charity.

Height: 3 ⅝”

Condition: Her left hand wing restored



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