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Figurehead of the Zenobia
Zenobia
basic info
FigID
F0152
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Zenobia
Vessel name
Zenobia
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 info
Description
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.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H110 x W33 x D52 cms
Materials
Object history
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.
Vessel history
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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Ownership info
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