Early Ship’s Deadeye, on mount

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Early Ship’s Deadeye, on mount

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Painted wood, 3.75″ x 3″, American, 19th century.

Deadeyes were used on sailing ships to take lanyards to tighten a shroud. Some of the earlier forms, such as this one, were remarkably figurative and had spooky resemblances to ghosts.

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