- Attributed to Simeon Skillin (1757–1806)
- Attributed to John Skillin
- ca. 1790
- Made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
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This figure adorned the pediment of a Chippendale-style desk and bookcase when it came to the Museum. Thought to have been made somewhat later than the desk, it is probably the work of two members of a well-known family of Boston ship carvers who executed similar allegorical figures for two chest-on-chests made for the Derby family of Salem. The draped figure is in the Neoclassical style and may symbolize Peace, the caduceus in her left hand replacing what was likely an olive branch.