Old Ship Figureheads Coloring Book

Old Ship Figureheads Coloring Book

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Figureheads a€” those magnificent carvings that once adorned the prows of early sailing vessels a€” are the focus of this intriguing coloring book. Twenty-seven illustrations of these splendid embellishments depict the figure of a sailor (qJolly Jack Tarq), the warrior chief qTecumseh, q Eurydice, a Scottish soldier of the Blackwatch regiment, and many others.Even to this day, in many parts of the world it is still the custom to paint an eye close to the bow on small fishing vessels to ward off evil influences. In addition, some scholars believe that behind both concepts a€” the figurehead and the eyeanbsp;...

Title:Old Ship Figureheads Coloring Book
Author:John Batchelor
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2002-12-01


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