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Domino box

Sailors' craftwork

Object connections:

Collection Sailors' craftwork, Decorative art
User collections Games by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID AAA0003
Description Bonework domino box and cribbage board made by a French prisoner of war. It has a wooden base and a pierced, arched lid on hinges. A pull-out bone slide beneath the lid shows a sailor mourning beside a monument with a bust inscribed: 'LORD NELSON'; British flags are placed above. The box contains three dice and 46 dominoes.
Date made 1803-1814

Artist/Maker France: Armed Forces
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Materials bone; wood; coating: paint
Measurements Overall: 64 x 230 x 77 mm
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