Model ex-voto of a xebec

Model ex-voto of a xebec Exvo me fecit Francisco Fabregas 1785, Francisco Fabregas, 1785

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Núm. d’inventari: 274

Nom d’objecte: Ex-voto (visual religious articles). Model xebec.

Títol: Exvo me fecit Francisco Fabregas 1785

Data de l’objecte: 1785

Autor: Francisco Fabregas

Tècnica i material: wood, plant fibre, cloth, paint, metal. Model ship.

Ex-votos

The xebec is a typically Mediterranean vessel with three masts (the foremast leans towards the bow, and the mainmast and mizzen are practically vertical) and lateen sails. This ex-voto is a model of a 28-gun xebec with full rigging and sails. The sails on the foremast and mizzen are striped blue and white, while the sails on the mainmast and the jib are striped white and red. The figurehead shows an animal’s head, and a human head is carved at the rudder. The inscription on the transom confirms it as an ex-voto: “Exvo me fecit Francisco Fabregas 1785”.