The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Karlskrona Navy port and shipyard, Sweden V2296

Similar

Karlskrona Navy port and shipyard, Sweden V2296

description

Summary

V2296

Public domain photograph, Sweden, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The tradition of decorating the bow of a ship with a sculptural figure or relief has existed since ancient times. In ancient Rome the bow decoration was called rostra, in ancient Greece - caryatid. Spread over the bowsprit and pointing forward, it was a symbol of the ship, the pride of ship owners and captains. When the ship served its term, the figure was removed, and it decorated the walls of buildings, columns, the house of the owner or captain. Subsequently, the bow figures ended up in maritime museums.

date_range

Date

01/01/1951
create

Source

Digital museum
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

Explore more

sverige
sverige