Brush handle

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Ivory brush handle.
Measurements
130 x 8 x 4
Media/Materials description
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 recovered from the HMS Pandora werck site in 1998 in the vicinity of the Warrant officers' cabins.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA7870

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