Figurehead of an unknown merchantman
Shetland Museum & Archive
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Wooden figurehead, head and neck only, possibly a saracen with black moustache, black hair, a white lambswool cap and gold circlet.
H85 x W50 cms
From the effects of the late Tom Henderson, Old Manse, Lerwick, who came from Spiggie, Dunrossness. It came from Peter Person's smithy at the head of the large pier at Walls. The figurehead was mounted above the smithy door. The figurehead was popularly know as 'Lord Kitchener', although it resembles more closely General Gordon. Who it represents or which ship it is from is unknown.
Shetland Museum, Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0WP
Ownership can be cited online
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