Figurehead of a Classical Warrior

Basic Information

FigID
F0002
InstID
FHD0061
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of a Classical Warrior
Vessel name
HMS Anson
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
National Maritime Museum
Location date
09/11/2012

Physical Information

Description
Bust of Greek or Roman warrior in a natural dark wood finish. In plumed helmet, half-length.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H91.4 x W61 x D137.2 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Acquired from Cardiff Royal Infirmary on 20 November 1943 for the sum of £18. 7s. 6d. Originally thought to be from HMS 'Centurion' and then tentatively attributed to HMS 'Anson' 1781. This latter attribution is unlikely as the vessel was wrecked and the figurehead is the wrong size.
Vessel history
Bibliography

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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