Thin brass sheet is this antique lenticle or tail piece of an urn with the eternal flame which is symbolic for time, the rooster is a symbol for the blessings of the early morning, the dove is a symbol for peace and innocence, the sun and moon represents the passing days. The eagle unveils by lifting the curtain the transitoriness of time. A small poem was said with this ornament;
The dove and rooster- the sun and moon-
the eagle above-All must praise the Lord.
Nice patina, signs of use, little nicks and dings. The ornament is approx 8″ or 20 cm tall and 5 1/4″ or 13 cm wide.