Title: Fossil sponge (Polypothecia agariciformis)

Creator: Etheldred Benett (1775-1845)

Description: Drawing of a fossil sponge taken from ‘Sketches of fossil Alcyonia from the Green Sand Formation at Warminster Common and the immediate vicinity of Warminster in Wiltshire’, by Etheldred Benett, 1816. (LDGSL/983)

Benett produced a number of copies of this volume, all of which contained hand drawn illustrations of fossil Alcyonia [sponges] made by her from her own collection. The Society was sent one copy, and another was given to George Bellas Greenough. This version belonged to Greenough.

Date: 1816

Format: Ink drawing

Archive reference: LDGSL/983

Image reference: 04-14

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