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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1043
Object name: Sponge
Title: Sponge
Description: A muslin bag containing pieces of sponge used by E.A. Wilson on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). When his sponges wore out during his three years in the Antarctic, Wilson collected the pieces and sewed them up in the muslin.
Artist: Wilson, Edward Adrian
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT sponges
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A very worn square muslin textile bag containing pieces of sponge.

  • Width: 180mm, length: 210mm, depth: 25mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)