A hippopotamus skull in the Royal Society's Repository Anonymous
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A hippopotamus skull in the Royal Society's Repository
Studies of a 'Skeleton of a Crocodile or the Leviathan' ('Given by Sir Robert Southwell; to whom it was sent from the East-Indies'); 'An Elephant's Tusk'; a 'Rattle Snak's Tail' (the rattle of a rattlesnake); and 'The Wesan' (windpipe) of a crocodile. Table 4 from the book Musaeum Regalis Societatis; or, A catalogue and description of the natural and artificial rarities belonging to the Royal Society, and preserved at Gresham Colledge, by Nehemiah Grew (second printing: London, 1686). The Royal Society's museum collection, or Repository, was established in the 1660s. It was intended to be "a General Collection of all the Effects of Arts, and the Common, or Monstrous Works of Nature", for use by the Fellows in their attempts to understand and classify the natural world.
Original: engraving. 1681
- Image reference: RS-10407
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