Figurehead of the Ophir

Basic Information

FigID
F0142
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Ophir
Vessel name
Ophir
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
04/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
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..
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H82 x W32 x D27 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 the front garden of a house at Notting Hill Gate, the owner having bought it from a ship's captain widow.
Vessel history
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.
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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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