This figurehead (Medusa) was taken from the ship implacable.  This ship was originally named Duguay-Trouin which was a French ship that fought in the Battle of Trafalgar.  Later it was captured by the British and renamed.*


*Information taken from museum literature.

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2011

12 Responses to “Figurehead from the Ship Implacable”

  1. jane says:

    I think that expression would scare any intruders away! Just catching up on your other posts and nice pictures. Hopefully you will get back to the places you missed, but one of the many advantages of this country is that there is so much to see and learn.

  2. MTG says:

    Beauty is relative, CP. I have in-laws who make her look good.

  3. I love Greek mythology!
    Read a lot when I was young(er)! ;)

    But this Medusa looks more like Aladdin to me!
    And those snakes look like a turban. :D

  4. Ginnie says:

    She’s a beauty no one would want to mess around with, for sure, Cherie! (LOL at LC.)

  5. jameshigham says:

    Not too happy, is she?

  6. Janice says:

    Very grim looking goddess isn’t she…wonderful sculpture though!