Figureheads

The Mysterious Protectors of Ships and their Crews

About this Lesson

Figureheads were large wooden carvings that adorned the bows of sailing vessels. They often depicted supernatural deities, mythological figures, or people of high importance. By exploring the extensive and gripping collection of figureheads at Mystic Seaport, students will better understand the people who lived and worked aboard these ships.

Details

Created By
Dylan Connor
Grade Level
6-8
Subjects
General Interest, History/Social Studies

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Figureheads : The Mysterious Protectors of Ships and their Crews

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