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Corvette "Bellona"

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Many ships were named "Bellona," after the Roman goddess of war. This model possibly portrays a French privateer that was captured in 1795 by a British ship, also named "Bellona." Privateers were privately owned vessels commissioned by governments to attack enemy merchant vessels in times of...

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Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge, 12/01/1927.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1780

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Container: 264.2 x 130.2 x 328.9 cm (104 x 51 1/4 x 129 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

32.134

Medium or Technique

Wood

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Americas

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