Figurehead of the Maria Christina

Basic Information

FigID
F0133
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Maria Christina
Vessel name
Maria Christina
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
01/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
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.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H75 x W27 x D32 cms
Materials
Object history
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.
Vessel history
'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.
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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