Figurehead of an unknown merchantman

Basic Information

FigID
F0316
InstID
SEA1992.294
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of an unknown merchantman
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
Shetland Museum & Archive
Copyright notes
© Shetland Museum & Archive
Current location
Shetland Museum
Location date

Physical Information

Description
Wooden figurehead, head and neck only, possibly a saracen with black moustache, black hair, a white lambswool cap and gold circlet.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H85 x W50 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
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.
Vessel history
Bibliography

Ownership Information

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

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