No image availableNo image available


c. 1500–1600
Overall: 105.4 x 82.6 cm (41 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.

Download, Print and Share


The fireback is embellished with the standing figures of Saint Helena and her son, the Roman emperor Constantine the Great (about ad 280-337), beneath fictitious coats of arms. The origin of this fireback is unknown.


c. 1500–1600


Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.