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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Living things  >  Eukaryotes  >  Animals  >  Invertebrates  >  Molluscs  >  Bivalves

Two scrimshaw pieces, c1840 and c1860

These are two pieces of scrimshaw made from sperm whale teeth by unknown artists. Designs have been incised into the teeth and filled in with black and coloured inks. The piece on the right was made in around 1860 and shows a woman in a crinoline - she wears a hat and a patterned coat and dress. She stands on a decorated ...


Bivalve mollusc

This is a colour photograph of a collection of bivalve molluscs ('Theora lubrica').