Stern Board Eagle Figure

Stern Board Eagle Figure

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Description
This figure was made of painted pine (paint is original). It is a stern board figure of an eagle, turning left, right claw holds a shield with an American flag pattern. The left claw holds a globe. The background is painted black. According to the accession file, this figure was found in Portland, Maine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
figure
date made
late 19th century
place made
United States
location where used
United States
Physical Description
paint (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 56 in; 142.24 cm
ID Number
CL.68.432
accession number
260206
catalog number
68.0432
collector/donor number
B-14
Credit Line
Gift of Joel Barlow
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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