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    Fossil horn core of a bos

    William Clift (1775 - 1849, British) , Illustrator
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    height (painting): 235mm
    width (painting): 187mm
    Earth Sciences
       > Palaeontology
          > Fossils
       > Zoology
    Content object
       > fossil
       > animal
    Plate 9 figure 4 from the paper "On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston...", by Joseph Whidbey with the supplementary paper "A description of the fossil bones found in the caverns of Oreston...", by William Clift, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.113 (1823), pp.78-90. Bony core of the left horn from a bos [eg Bos taurus, cattle] found at Oreston quarry, near Plymouth in Devon. Inscribed with publication and plate details and a pencil note, left: "Bos Page 9. Bony core of the left horn and a small part of the Skull seen from behind. It is the middle sized specimen and most perfect of the three. Fig.4." Also inscribed below: "Fig. 4 & 5 to be on the same Plate". Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "J Whatman 1818".
    Object history
    An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 113.
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