Sperm whale tooth; 2017.8.16

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Name/Title

Sperm whale tooth

About this object

Sperm whale tooth. One of two teeth recovered off a sparsely populated Pacific island [Pulau Teoman?] by Royal Navy Divers from HMS Victorious, [probably including Roger Meecham] in 1960. Point of tooth is broken.

Place Made

Tasman Sea

Medium and Materials

Teeth/Animal Product, 0 - Whole

Measurements

HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 180 x W 70 x D 50mm (H 7 1/16 x W 2 3/4 x D 1 15/16in)

Subject and Association Keywords

Salvage/* LIFEBOAT SERVICES, PILOTAGE AND COASTGUARD ACTIVITIES

Subject and Association Keywords

Diving/[Sport & Recreation]

Subject and Association Keywords

Shipwreck/* LIFEBOAT SERVICES, PILOTAGE AND COASTGUARD ACTIVITIES

Collection

Roger [Jan] Meecham

Credit Line

Gift of Roger [Jan] Meecham

Object Type

Object/History

Object number

2017.8.16

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