fiji mermaid sculpture with trident

"MIRANDA" / PT Barnum style Fiji Mermaid sculpture under bell jar

Description

A Fiji mermaid is an object composed of the torso and head of a juvenile monkey sewn to the back half of a fish. It was a common feature of sideshows where it was presented as the mummified body of a creature that was supposedly half mammal and half fish.

P.T. Barnum exhibited the original in Barnum's American Museum in New York in 1842, but it then disappeared—likely destroyed in one of Barnum's many fires that destroyed his collections.

This museum-quality exhibit is crafted in a "final death pose."
She is caught in a state of shock and surprise in her moment of capture.
Tin shield at the ready! Trident just falling out of grasp!
It's too late!

Half putrefied, half mummified, she still stands vigilant... ready to slip out of her glass dome and back to the depths the moment the coast is clear.

Various glues, plastics, epoxies, and paint
with included plexiglass "specimen dome bell jar."

 

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    $189.00Price