77. Head of the Dodo and Three Bones

Drawings by Catherine Wallis

Not illustrated
Oxford University Museum of Zoology, November/December 2014
Sizes: head A3; bone A3; bone 29.5 × 21 cm; bone 29.5 × 21 cm

The head is the only genuine piece of Dodo flesh in the world, saved from destruction in 1755 when a complete stuffed specimen, acquired by Elias Ashmole from the Tradescants, was thrown away.