Object photography

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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • United States carver
  • Figurehead from Ship Galatea, about 1854
  • Wood, paint
  • United States
  • Gift of William Saltonstall, Emily Byrd, Peter B. Constance, and Alice W. Saltonstall, 1985
  • M22309

TECHNIQUE

Carving

DESCRIPTION

This is the figurehead from the ship GALATEA. The carving is of a woman dressed in a classical Greek costume, painted white with gold metal sandals and ornaments. The figurehead has a detachable arm.