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Rectangular ship's biscuit

Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork, Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections maxinthebox maritime by maxinthebox
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsKing Alfred 1901 (HMS)

Object details:

Object ID AAB0006
Description A rectangular ship's biscuit painted in oils with a profile of HMS 'King Alfred' 1901 and inscribed 'A . MERRY . XMAS', 'H.M.S. KING . ALFRED'. The surface is varnished. 'King Alfred' was an armoured cruiser, built by Vickers in 1901. She was sold in 1920 for breaking up.
Date made early 20th century

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials wheat flour
Measurements Overall: 15 mm x 102 mm x 79 mm
  • Rectangular ship's biscuit (AAB0006)
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