Figurehead of the Cleopatra

Basic Information

FigID
F0119
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Cleopatra
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
12/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
Half-length (probably female) figure without arms, the figurehead terminating in scroll work. She wears a helmet and scaled breast plate.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H178 x W35 x D53 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. The figurehead was found in Greenwich and is traditionally known as 'Cleopatra'.
Vessel history
There were a number of British vessels of this name during the nineteenth century.
Bibliography

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
The Cutty Sark Trust
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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