An old sailing ship had to have a figurehead. They added grace to the bow of the ship and were believed by the crew to fend off bad spirits and to bring good fortune. The original Jenny Lind Figurehead was carved in Salem for a clipper ship named for the popular Swedish Nightingale. This replica is moulded in hard, fibrous material and hung by a simple bracket in back. She is 33" tall x 14" wide and projects 14" from the wall.