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Ship's Figureheads

Ship's Figureheads


Ship's Figureheads

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As a result of an inclusive international documentation project of the Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums, nautical historians Hans Jurgen Hansen and Clas Broder Hansen present this work. It begins with a report on the mythological origin of the bow decoration, which had a long life in seafaring superstition. The book continues to show the development of figureheads from the Polynesians, Phoenicians, and Vikings to the high point of the gloriously decorated Renaissance and Baroque ships. Then it moves on to the imaginative, original variety of the figure-heads of the 18th and 19th Centuries, the last windjammers and the school sailing ships that are still in use today.

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