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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/20
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 123 mm, monochrome, decorated on each side with images which have groups of spiky leaves above and/or below. Ship off South Foreland; reverse: native horseman. (Pair to 62/15/21)
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

20A.: A native horseman with a scimitar and pistol is galloping past a square tent with a pyramidal top.

20B.: A three masted ship under shortened sail is passing two adjacent lighthouses. Inscribed "Foreland", this refers to South Foreland on the Kent coast where two lighhouses in line marked a safe anchorage, the Downs, and also the nearby dangerous Goodwin Sands (cf. #2B).

Related record(s):
  • Y: 62/15/21
Dimensions:
  • Height: 123mm
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