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Image number: RS.8705
Credit: © The Royal Society

Dugong sexual organs

Date

1820

Creator

William Clift (1775-1849, British), Illustrator

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 286mm
width (painting): 223mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Plate 30 from the paper "Particulars respecting the anatomy of the Dugong, intended as a supplement to Sir T.S.Raffles account of that animal", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.110 (1820), pp.315-323. Penis of an eight foot long male dungong (figure 1); vagina and uterus of a four foot six inches long female dungong (figure 2). The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "W Turner & Son".

Object history

An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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