Brush handle/ brush back

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
See full details

Object detail

Description
Ivory brush handle. Back contains grooves for the attachment of bristles which have not survived.
Production date
Pre 1790
Measurements
Length 184, Max Width 30, Th. 5
Media/Materials description
Bone/ivory
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 ivory brush handle was recoverd in 1983.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA72

Share

My shortlist

Country

State/Province

Explore other objects by colour