- Museum number
Lime spatula made of bone, with rounded ends. The wider handle part is cream coloured and the narrower upturned spatula part is stained brown.
- Production date
Length: 13.60 centimetres
Width: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.116:
'107. Bone spatula, spoon-shaped, plain, of similar use. Length 5 ½ inches. From Louisiade Archipelago.'
Stuck-on label, handwritten:
Bone not indentifiable to species, 23.01.09.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian National Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
Object frozen Sept. 2009
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number