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Turtle (or a tortoise?), possibly Italian and perhaps antique
Bronze, mounted on a mahogany block
Museum number: MR42
The belly of the turtle is hollowed out and the shell is pierced by a fixing at the centre. This small bronze evidently formed part of another object.
Unknown; in Soane's collection by the time of the creation of the Model Room in c.1834. Soane describes the showcase containing small items MR42-MR68 in the Model Room in his 1835 Description.
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