Figurehead of the Maria Christina
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
A small, full-length female figurehead. She wears a green bodice, a yellow skirt, and a red/gold sash which crosses over her breast. Her right arm is holding the sash, and the left arm which acrosses the breast is holding a flower. Her left leg is shown as if stepping forward, and she looks up and slightly left. She wears a necklace, gold earrings, and gold/black bracelets on both wrists.The figure has blue eyes and brown hair gathered in a bun at the back of head, with some hair worn down at the back. There is a red rose with green leaves in her hair on top of the head.
H75 x W27 x D32 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. There is no record how or where the figurehead was acquired.
'Maria Christina' was a wooden schooner of 106 tons, built in 1864 by J. P. Wickman of Skelinge, Sweden. She was wrecked on Doom Bar off Padstow in 1930.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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