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Catalog Number C07.528.1-2
Title Whale vertebrae
Object Name Vertebrae, whale
Description Two large bone joints with vertebrae, purportedly from a whale, according to old records.
Year Range from 1800
Year Range to 1824
Dimensions H-17 W-12 L-29 inches
Material Bone
Place of Origin Unknown
Provenance According to Athenaeum records, "Captain Ray of Nantucket" gave the vertebrae to the Athenaeum in 1824.
People Ray, Captain
Subjects Whales