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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:American
Title:Figurehead
Date Made:ca. 1840s
Type:Transportation
Materials:Wood and paint
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; Ipswich
Measurements:Overall: 34 1/2 in x 16 in x 13 1/4 in; 87.6 cm x 40.6 cm x 33.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.1232.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Figurehead for a ship's prow. Wooden carving a young woman with brown curls wearing a red dress with an orange decorated belt and a string of pearls. Mounted atop black scroll work.

Tags:
seascapes

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