Object photography

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On View Seamans Gallery, level 2

Object description

  • United States carver
  • Figurehead of Young Woman, 1825-1850
  • Wood, paint
  • probably New England, United States
  • H: 21 in (H: 53.3 cm)
  • Gift of A.P. Loring, Jr., 1949
  • M6490


This is a female figurehead in the bust style with a billethead base. The woman has elaborately curled hair and wears pearls and a shawl. The carving has an age crack from the center of the billethead to the center of the figure's chest and from its left cheek to hairline.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • In the American Spirit: Folk Art from the Collections, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; March 25, 1996 through September 27, 1996