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Painting, fossilised horn core of a bos by [William Clift]

Reference number: PT/73/10/11

Date: 1822


Plate 9, figure 4 showing the bony core of the left horn from a bos [eg Bos taurus, cattle] found at Oreston Quarry, near Plymouth in Devon [England]. Inscribed with publication and plate details and a pencil note, left: 'Bos Page 9. Bony core of the left horn and a small part of the Skull seen from behind. It is the middle sized specimen and most perfect of the three. Fig.4.' Also inscribed below: 'Fig. 4 & 5 to be on the same Plate'. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'J Whatman 1818'.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston' by Joseph Whidbey.

Read to the Royal Society on 6 February 1823.

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William Clift

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Joseph Whidbey

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