The Sovereign's Cabin : A reconstruction and interpretation of the wooden sculptures and wall panelling in the great cabin and stern gallery of the warship Vasa of 1628.

by Wallace, Shaun

Abstract (Summary)

The great cabin of the warship Vasa was adorned as a palace like room rather than aships cabin, containing over seventy wooden sculptures. The herm pilasters andconsole heads possibly held symbolic meaning, as did the exterior sculptures of theship. Why was so much money spent on the cabin? Who was its intended audience?How was the great cabin decorated and why? A study of the archaeological remainswithin their wider maritime and decorative historical context, can give the reasons for the designing and building of this highly decorative and expensive cabin.

Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:17th century decoration ship cabin herm pilaster console head vasa sculpture late renaissance early baroque archaeology subjects arkeologiämnen


Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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