Object photography

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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • attributed to Simeon Skillin Jr. (American, 1756-1806)
  • Female Figurehead, about 1805
  • White pine, paint
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 29 in, W: 17 in, D: 14 in (H: 73.7 cm, W: 43.2 cm, D: 35.6 cm)
  • Museum purchase and partial gift of J. Welles Henderson, 1996
  • M27185


Anonymous; J. Welles Henderson


This is a female figurehead. The carving is of the bust of a woman with curly hair piled on top of her head. She wears a low bodice and pearl necklace.