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Billet Head

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Billetheads have been used for centuries to ornament the stemhead under the bowsprit of a ship, and upright billetheads were typical on vessels of the early-nineteenth century. This exceptionally robust and sculptural example was salvaged from a wreck off Nova Scotia. Its surface, originally...

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Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge / February 27, 1929

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

early 19th century

Dimensions

67.31 cm (26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

32.181

Medium or Technique

Wood

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