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Image number: RS.9376
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Hyena kept at the Tower of London

Date

17th century

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (drawing): 198mm
width (drawing): 309mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > cat

Description

Study of a hyena from the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. Animals, including big cats, were kept at the Tower from the 13th century. Inscribed above: “The Hyaena kept in the Tower of London” and monogrammed below, “HHT advi. Delinq.”

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom
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   > Africa
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   > Asia