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Description

Physeter macrocephalus, sperm whale, lower jaw with scrimshaw engraving depicting both the sperm whale and the sailing ship Woodlark and its boats capturing it off the Banda Islands, Banda Sea, Indonesia, 7 April 1843.

Museum reference

Z.1844.15

Collection

Mammals

Object name

Scrimshaw

Species

Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 - Sperm whale

Specimen details

Specimen form: Skeleton

Materials

Cetacean bone

Collection place

Banda Sea, Indonesia, South East Asia, ASIA

Associations

Crichton, Benjamin Thomas, 1840 (fl.)
Collector: Hardie, William, 1840 - 1843 (fl.)
Depicted: Woodlark (sailing ship)

References

Turner, 1872, Proc.R.Soc.Edinb. VII, 633-5, figd.

Turner, 1904, Ann.Scott.Nat.Hist., 5

Herman, 1992, Cetacean Specimens NMS, 38-40

On display

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