Tape measure made from a nutmeg, 17th century (1601 - 1700)

 
Tape measure made from a nutmeg, 17th century (1601 - 1700)
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

Description

nutmeg shell, encased in detached needlepoint in silk and metal thread; strip of parchment wound around central wire inside

Image Details

Date
 
17th century (1601 - 1700)
Accession Number
 
WA1947.191.325
Material
 
nutmeg shell, silk and metal thread; strip of parchment, wire.

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