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Hexagonal ship's biscuit

Sailors' craftwork

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Collection Sailors' craftwork, Decorative art, Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections maxinthebox maritime by maxinthebox
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAB0005
Description A hexagonal ship's biscuit painted with a circular scene of a mountainous coast in the centre, surrounded with the inscription 'GIVE . US . THIS . DAY . OUR . DAILY . BREAD'. The biscuit is impressed with a broad arrow to indicate that it is government property.
Date made circa 1890-1900

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wheat flour
Measurements Diameter: 146 mm;Overall: 20 mm
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