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Excavation Finds: Manatee Bone or 'Hand of a Mermaid', 17th/18th Century

Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 32726
Object Type:
Brief Description: Right radius of an African manatee, or sea cow, Trichesus sengalensis.
Provenance: Lent by the Ashmolean Museum Excavated at the Museum of the History of Science during the course of refurbishment work in 1999.
Collection Group: Excavation Finds 1999
Material(s): Bone


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