Figurehead of the barque Nor
© Shetland Museum
© Shetland Museum & Archive
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.
H95 x W50 x D30 cms
From the effects of the late Tom Henderson, Old Manse, Lerwick, who came from Spiggie, Dunrossness.
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.
Shetland Museum, Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0WP
Ownership can be cited online
Accessible to public
Data verified by owner