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Flags

Object connections:

Collection Flags
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleHistorical Association: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID AAA0933
Description Double-sided linen banner painted with a coloured bust of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) and the inscription 'HERO of the NILE'. The banner has a red silk border, red tassels at the corners and is designed to hang from a crossbar. The design is painted on both sides and the flag is hand-sewn with machine-sewn repairs. A cord with two tassels is attached.
Date made Early 19th century

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silk; linen; cotton; wool
Measurements Sheet: 1405 mm x 1570 mm; Frame: 1812 mm x 1726 mm x 90 mm; Weight: 49.4 kg
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