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Gilded brass figurehead .

Scale 1:60.

Pack : 1 Pc.

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AMT-5613


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HMS Bounty's Figurehead From the earliest times the stems of vessels have been decorated with some form of figurehead.

 

HMS Bounty was originally a merchant ship called the Bethia.

The female figurehead on HMS Bounty is called Bethia, after the name of the original sailing ship. Normally of a buxom shape, with few clothes, the figurehead of a ship was believed to bring luck.

 

It was important for illiterate sailors to recognize their ship and each figurehead was unique.

Bethia is much more covered than most, with a full, modest dress, and even a hat.

 

Captain Bligh described it in his journal as, “a handsome woman in a riding habit, well carved.”

The figurehead, Bethia is said to be dressed in her riding habit so that her dress would not get wet when she sails over the seas.

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