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Spicy stories: the case of a clove boat model

20 Aug

An interesting article from the British Museum where the researcher needs a little help from the public.

British Museum blog

Charlotte Dixon, Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD Student, British Museum and University of Southampton

 Model boat made from threaded cloves before conservation, AD 1700s–1900s, probably from Indonesia, L 58 cm, H 30 cm, D 23 cm. British Museum As1972,Q.1944
Model boat made from threaded cloves before conservation, AD 1700s–1900s, probably from Indonesia, L 58 cm, H 30 cm, D 23 cm. British Museum As1972,Q.1944

Since closure of the temporary exhibition Connecting continents: Indian Ocean trade and exchange, the exhibited objects, including a model boat made from hundreds of dried cloves, have been returned to storage. However, out of sight does not mean out of mind…

The world of clove models is a mysterious one: little is known about these exciting, unique and strongly scented objects. This leaves us with questions such as what are they, where did they come from, when and why? Very little was known about the British Museum’s clove boat model before it was displayed, including its origins. Research was thus carried out to start to piece together information, but many questions…

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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Spicy stories: the case of a clove boat model

  1. dorannrule

    August 23, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Exquisite!

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  2. ritaroberts

    August 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for reading Dora, glad you enjoyed it.

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