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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Z: 423/2
Object name: Box
Title: Box
Description: A wooden box in which a king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) egg collected from Macquarie Island in 1890 (Z: 423/1) was previously housed.
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions > Sub-Antarctic Islands > Macquerie Island
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.45
Geographic UDC (*786)
Getty AAT eggs
Field collection:
Place >
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A wooden box with a hinged lid with two brass hinges and a metal catch. The box has slots on either side on the inside, suggesting it was originally intended for slides or glass plate negatives. Handwritten paper labels reading 'FRAGILE // EGG' have been stuck onto the front, back and sides of the box with sellotape.

  • Width: 220mm, height: 148mm, depth: 102mm