Figurehead of the Zenobia
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
This is a small full-length female figurehead shown as if stepping forward with her left leg. Her right arm is extended forward and may origally have held something; the left arm is by the side but with the palm facing forward. She stands on a brown pedestal with gold scrollwork. She wears a long brown dress with gold belt and neck detail, under a long dark short-sleeved, green open robe with gold trim, collar and brooches. She has brown/red hair tied back, and wears a gold head-dress and headband. She has green eyes looking forward. She wears black shoes.
H110 x W33 x D52 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. It is assumed that the figurehead, which was found at Southword, represents Queen Zenobia of Palmyra.
The ship was a Salcombe fruiterer (like Spring). She was small at 99 tons, and was built by Hamdon and Company at Salcombe for Hannaford and Company, also of Salcombe. She was later sold to Mr. Jackson of Great Yarmouth who traded her between Holland and Great Yarmouth carrying Dutch cheeses. She was wrecked off the Norfolk coast in 1882.
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