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Fragment from the Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes

Fragment from the Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes
Title
Fragment from the Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes
Date 
ca. 1887
Medium 
Wood, paper, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 x 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 18.4 x 7 cm )
Description 
Architectural capital: wooden composite order pilaster capital from the cabin wall of the Spanish cruiser "Reina Mercedes"; paper with inscription affixed to back.
Object Number 
INV.916
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on paper affixed to back: "From the Cabin / of / The Spanish Cruiser Reina Mercedes / in the Harbor / of / Santiago, Cuba / by Com. W. B. Duncan, Jr. July 1898"
Gallery Label 
The cruiser Reina Mercedes, built for the Spanish Navy in 1887, was captured in Cuba by the U.S. Navy in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group