Friday mystery object #29 answer


On Friday I gave you this tricky mystery object to identify:

It presented quite a challenge for everyone, but eventually Dave Godfrey managed to get the correct identification. Believe it or not, this is part of the skull of ahorse Equus ferus caballus, Linnaeus 1758. In case you don’t believe me then here is a horse skull:

and here’s a diagram of the section that I gave you to identify marked on it:

so the section is the cheek and orbit (composed of the jugal, lacrimal, squamosal, frontal and maxilla bones).  The penny-drop moment seems to have come when Dave worked out which way pointed forwards.

Good deductive skills from Debi Linton and SmallCassereole despite being pipped to the post. More on Friday with what this week turns up.

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