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Treasures from the Odontological Collection: Ivory

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© Courtesy of Hunterian Museum
Treasures from the Odontological Collection: Ivory

Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
United Kingdom
March 13th, 2012 - September 29th, 2012
Opening: March 13th, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunteria...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
fitzrovia, bloomsbury
EMAIL:  
communications@rcseng.ac.uk
PHONE:  
020 7869 6560
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-5
TAGS:  
specimens
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Levy Case exhibition, College entrance hall

Open Monday – Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

The Odontological Collection at The Royal College of Surgeons contains over 250 ivory specimens, the majority of which are of zoological interest. This small exhibition includes a variety of specimens from terrestrial and marine mammals that have teeth or tusks large enough to be classed as ‘ivory’. From the extinct woolly mammoth to the elusive narwhal, these rarely seen items are on display for a limited period. Also included are a selection of historical medical instruments and dentures fashioned from ivory.