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Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old Featured Top Shells Print

Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old

Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old clam shell on the sandy seabed. These octopus regularly carry pieces of shell so they can use them as protective armour if required. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea

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Sudanese kettle drum, 1898 Featured Top Shells Print

Sudanese kettle drum, 1898

Sudanese kettle drum, 1898 (c). Reputedly taken form Dervish forces at the Battle of Omdurman, 2nd Sudan War (1896-1899) 1898. The object is referred to as a Nihas/Nahas, an object of great importance in Sudanese culture, the ownership of a Nihas is a mark of respect and social standing. Heavy beaten copper shell. Four pairs of bronze suspension rings around rim and below are 38 copper pegs to secure head. Tanned and shaved leather head, possibly cowskin, smooth on top with traces of hair remaining on sides, perforated around side to fit over pegs round the shell. Twisted leather cord passes through eight holes in the edge of the head to form four V shaped tensioning cords joining at a ring underneath the shell. Date: 1898 (circa)

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Toasting the tank, Christmas 1916 Featured Top Shells Print

Toasting the tank, Christmas 1916

Secondary front cover of The War Illustrated magazine featuring an illustration of British soldiers toasting a tank, comparatively a new-comer into the arean of battle, but as the gladiator on his entrance into the Colossem was toasted and cheered by his supporters, so this extraordinary symbol of modern mechanical power may appropriately be toasted by heroes of the Somme whom it precedes "over the top" through shell-hole and barbed-wire, to victory. Tanks were first introduced into battle by the British on the 15th September 1916 when a D1 tank was guided into action by Captain H. W. Mortimore at Delville Wood. Date: 1916

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