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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Seal

Image
Accession no.: N: 1146
Object name: Seal
Title: Seal
Description: A plaster impression from a copper seal commemorating the voyage of the Jane and Beaufoy led by Captain James Weddell 1822-24. Mounted on a wooden board. It is believed that the original seal was made for Weddell's private use.
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT seals (artifacts)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A plaster impression of a seal, with gilt edging, mounted to a piece of wood with and with a paper label describing the seal and its origins. The impression depicts two ships (Jane and Beaufoy), below which is a scroll bearing the words 'LAT. 74°15' SOU. LON. 34°16' W.' To the right of the ships is an iceberg, and in the foreground are ice floes with penguins on them.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 127mm, length: 127mm, depth: 13mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Weddell, James (1822 - 1824)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Sealing and Exploratory Expedition 1822-24 (Jane and Beaufoy) (1822 - 1824)