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Journael Gehouden opt’ schip den gulden Bever en tschip den gulden Otter van de Manathans naer Patria Ende Wedrom naer de Manathans (Journal kept aboard the Ship the Golden Beaver and the Ship the Golden Otter from the Manhattans to Patria and the return)
October 1660- June 1663
Ink on paper
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Overall: 16 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 41.6 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm )
Ladle with coconut shell bowl and whale jaw bone handle which fits into a pewter socket; handle bracket is a five-point star with copper rivets joins pewter socket to bowl.
According to Stuart M. Frank, curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the ladle is made of bone, which was likely cut from a Sperm whale’s jaw. Whalemen commonly referred to a whale's jaw bone as the pan bone.
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainsle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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