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Ship's prow pulpit

Date: c 1928
Medium: Timber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mission to Seafarers
Object Name: Pulpit
Object No: 00054931

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    Description
    Wooden pulpit constructed to represent the prow of a vessel. This pulpit was known at the Mission to Seafarers as the 'Lifeboat Pulpit', with reference to religious worship and safety at sea. The Mission holds photographs of the pulpit in use from at least the 1920s. The prow pulpit is decorated with wooden scrolls and has a brass rod railing along the top. The original stand or stairs have been removed but the dramatic pulpit remains intact, in very good condition.
    SignificanceThis 'ship's prow pulpit' is an extremely rare and unique example of such pulpits. It is highly signficant as wonderfully preserved example of a time when religion was preached to sailors for their spiritual guidance and temperance from the metaphorical 'life boat' pulpit.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Mission to Seafarers collection

    Assigned title: Ship's prow pulpit

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