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Figurehead of the barque Nor
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basic info
FigID
F0315
InstID
SEA1992.293
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the barque Nor
Vessel name
Nor
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Shetland Museum
Copyright notes
© Shetland Museum & Archive
Current location
Shetland Museum
Location date
physical info
Description
A large wooden figurehead, depicting a man with a beard and moustache, naked to the waist, with a painted grey, draped cloth below. At the bottom, around waist level, is an ornate scrolled finial. The arms are missing as is the nose.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H95 x W50 x D30 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
From the effects of the late Tom Henderson, Old Manse, Lerwick, who came from Spiggie, Dunrossness.
Vessel history
Norwegian barque 'Nor' built in 1850 at her home port of Arendal, 350 tons. She was wrecked on 1 January 1892 on the Ve Skerries, Papa Stour, and her large cargo of wood along with wreckage of the ship was strewn from Papa Stour to Dunrossness.
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Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Shetland Museum
Contact details
Shetland Museum, Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0WP
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified