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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/7
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 147 mm, monochrome, with naive images inscribed "WOLVERINE". HMS Wolverine's cutter on patrol to intercept slave dhows, with gun in bow. (Pair to Y: 62/15/8)
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

The armed cutter-rigged boat from H.M.S.Wolverine must be in pursuit of the dhow. The Wolverine was a brig of 16 guns launched in 1836 and wrecked in 1855. From 1808, British naval vessels were deployed on anti slavery patrols and she was off the coast of Africa in 1840.

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  • Y: 62/15/8
Dimensions:
  • Height: 147mm
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