Wood and metal
Ark - 310 mm (length); 81 mm (width); 210 mm (height), Animals - 35 mm (min. length); 60 mm (max. length), Noah and Family - 65 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wooden painted Noah's Ark. The boat base is ridged and painted dark red. The upper house part is painted pale pink with three windows painted on one side, with a blue/pink band running above. The other side also has the banding with a central door painted red, outlined in red. There are two windows painted either side of the door. One end has the banding with two painted windows. The other end has a small red roofed building attached with one window on either side and two windows to the front. The main ark has a hinged red painted roof, which fastens with a hole in the roof to a metal pin in the wall, with a white and blue dove holding a green leaf painted on it. A half circle piece of wood flooring at one end is separate. A set of painted wooden animals and Noah, his wife and two sons. One figure painted green with a red hat, one painted red with a green hat. The third figure is painted brown with a green hat and the fourth painted yellow with red and blue stripes and a red hat. Two cows, one brown and white and one black and white, both with legs partially or entirely missing. Two dog-like animals, one beige with repairs to legs and one red-brown with one front and one back leg damaged and missing. Two dog-like animals, both with severe paint loss, one light brown head and one with yellow- beige paint on head. Two llamas, one black and white with damaged legs, the other with most paint missing and broken legs. One flat cow-like animal, beige and grey, with broken left hind leg and most of paint missing. Two headless birds with legs and most of the paint missing. Two sheep with red collars around their necks, one with long grey legs and the other with legs broken off and missing. One grey pig with tail missing, three legs repaired with pins and some insect damage . Two animals with deer-like heads, with black stripes along their backs and white eyes, legs broken on both. One black cow-like animal with all legs broken. One dove, painted red and grey with a brown back. Total number of items is 24.
Marks and inscriptions
On base of Ark: on rectangular label: G 369 12