Figurehead of the Ophir
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
A half-length male figurehead. It is a representation of King Solomon with a gold crown and purple robe. He wears a dark red cloak around the neck and right shoulder, and a dark red belt with a gold buckle. He has black hair, thick beard and brown eyes..
H82 x W32 x D27 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. The figurehead was found in the front garden of a house at Notting Hill Gate, the owner having bought it from a ship's captain widow.
The 'Ophir' was a wooden barque of 449 tons built at Arendal in Norway by Tellef Larsen in 1874 for H. H. Pettersen of Arendal. She was wrecked off Worthing on 6 December 1896.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
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