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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sealskin

Image
Accession no.: N: 778a
Object name: Sealskin
Title: Sealskin
Description: A complete seal skin from a 2-3 day old Weddell seal pup. Collected by G.C.L. Bertram during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) at the request of the Discovery Committee, and dressed in London by Culverwell, Brooks & Co.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 675.6
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Person Bertram, George Colin Lawder
Date 1934
Place Antarctica > Antarctic Peninusla
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A complete seal skin, grey-brown and yellow-gold. The skin is shedding hair, with bald patches at the tail end and near the flippers.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 600mm, length: 1130mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Bertram, George Colin Lawder (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)