Mounted intaglio seal

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Accreted stone intaglio seal. Mounted in a copper frame as a 'spinner'; stone inset with an incised pattern of a man's head with beard, wearing a skull cap.
Measurements
O/a length 51, Intaglio 20 x 17
Media/Materials description
Composite (stone/Copper (Cu) alloy)
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This intaglio seal was found in the vicinity of the Lieutenants' cabins. The stone is inset with an incised pattern of a man's head with beard, wearing a skull cap. Mounted in a copper frame as a 'spinner'.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA8827

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