What happened to the investigations into sculpture #23113? We discussed this one on the Yahoo forum in 2011. The conclusion I believe was that it belongs under the figurehead lion's shield. I don't see anyone implementing this. (I would have expected to perhaps see it on Alexander's model) Was there any contrary information for this placement?
my model isn't ready, so I have still time to wait and see how the Vasamuseet will mount the figure. I don't know if Fred realized his intention. In August I want to visit the Vasa. Then I will check, if something had happened by now.
Post by Peter Jenssen on Apr 28, 2015 22:23:40 GMT
Your Vasa looks excellent! Great job! Mine has just been collecting dust the last few years unfortunately.. I just have a Cutty Sark to rig first.. :-o (-Not as big a job as it sounds, I took the rigging down to transport it from Sweden, just need to put it back up again(!)), and then it's Vasa time!
This sculpture should be quite easy to add later. I have not seen any evidence this sculpture is mounted on the actual ship yet. This, together with not finding any model with it mounted either made me wonder if there is a reason. Clayton does not seem to have it on his model either? It seemed pretty clear that the sculpture indeed came from this location?
Nice talking to you again!
PS The old ship model forums seem to have quieted down quite a bit. -And I can't find any posts from Lars Bruzelius anywhere for at least the last five years. I hope he is alright?
I am now back at work from my year away and can catch up on some stuff here!
The cherub's head definitely belongs just under the shield on the figurehead, but has not been mounted on the ship because of safety considerations - it is a heavy item, directly over a major trafic area for visitors, and we are not confident that we can mount it securely yet. We are working on a revised mounting system, rather than using the original nail holes, but this will take some time.
We have quite a few pieces of the ship that we have not mounted, even though we know where they go. The reason is usually security (the piece is itself too fragile, or we cannot mount it safely), although there are a few which no longer fit in their original positions due to settling and shrinkage. In addition to the baby head, there a number of lion masks whihc belong on the gunport lids which are not mounted for this reason. An example of the latter problem is a large sculpture of a lion formerly mounted on the after face of the rudder - it would be crushed by the settling of the stern, so we are designing a revised mounting that will put it back on the rudder but low enough to avoid interference with the transom.