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Paperback Silent Pilots: Figureheads in Mystic Seaport Museaum Book

ISBN: 0913372307

ISBN13: 9780913372302

Silent Pilots: Figureheads in Mystic Seaport Museaum

The figurehead -- a decorative carving on the bow of a ship, often personifying the vessel in human or animal form -- is an ancient and fascinating tradition of the sea. The author, Mystic Seaport Museum's Registrar, here recounts the development of figureheads and then discusses the different styles and periods of carving, using as examples 40 of these ever-popular and intriguing figures in the museum's collection. Produced under a grant from the...

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