Riding the wave

Pirofregata figurehead of Russian "Neva", captured by the Piedmontese during the Crimean War and renamed "Dora." It has the characteristics of the Nordic tradition, nurtured by generations of artists of wood art that were handed down from father to son, or sculptors were true that were not above the realization of figureheads. These include Swedish Törnström Ian (1743-1844), at which they are assigned a large number, which was inspired by Greek mythology as the Nordic, without ignoring contemporary themes inspired the French Revolution.

(Milan, National Museum of Science and Technology - Leonardo da Vinci ).