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First registered 25 June 2004 following return from loan to the Australian War Memorial [museum] (reg. no. OL00378.025), being the remains of one of the Loans to the Dominions, sent out in 1921.

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces, joined in a medial riveted seam, and extended at the front into a narrow flat peak reaching almost to the tail. The tail is of one piece embossed to simulate four lames and ornamented with three rows of decorative rivets, the middle one double. The main edges have plain inward turns with recessed borders, that on the tail containing 9 original round headed lining rivets with square washers. 8 more of these run round the base of the skull at the front, both retain much of the original canvas lining band and two at either side retain fragments of the leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The skull is embossed with 10 radial ribs separated by ridges delineated by incised lines, and an incised line runs round the base. At the front is a nasal bracket and wing screw with a damaged slot on the peak below, for the missing nasal. At the top of the skull is a star washer and pierced finial. The peak is cracked through at the left, and the edge is bent up. There is a suspension hole at the point of the tail. The exterior is painted black.


Dimensions: height 235 mm, width 250 mm, depth 332 mm Weight: 1030 g

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None visible.


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