Rudder head - unidentified

Basic Information

FigID
F0063
InstID
FHD0123
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Rudder head - unidentified
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
Location date
07/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
Rudder head in the form of a warrior's head carved in the baroque style. The warrior wears a peaked, winged helmet, the top of the helmet in the form of an animal head. The figure has a hooked nose and a moustache with two locks of long hair falling down his back. He wears scaled armour and a ruffled neck-cloth. The carving terminates in two spirals at the sides.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Netherlands?
Size
H53.5 x W31 x D42.5 cms
Materials
Wood; pine; lead paint
Object history
Vessel history
Bibliography

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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