Ark - 360 mm (length); 85 mm (width); 250 mm (height), Each animal (min) - 60 mm (length); 10 mm (width); 42 mm (height), Each animal (max) - 67 mm (length); 10 mm (width); 67 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A dark brown balsa wood Noah's Ark with a lid that lifts off. The base of the Ark is made from balsa wood which has been stained a dark brown and has two horizontal groves on either side which show the light colour of the wood underneath. The living quarter is rectangular in shape and has a 'porch' at one end and a door at the other. There are three square windows on each sides, which are made from thin pieces of balsa wood stuck on. Each are designed to mimics a window with nine panels of glass, which is created by using light and dark pieces of wood. Dividing each windows on either side are two vertical strips of light wood. The Ark has a pointed roof with eight vertical groves, which show the lighter wood underneath. The roof lifts off, presumably so that the animals can be stored inside. There are twenty crudely made Noah's Ark Animals. They are carved from flat pieces of unpainted wood and identifying the animals is difficult. They consist of; one pair of sheep (one ewe has an ear missing); one horse; two cows; one donkey; two camels; three pigs (one pig has a tail missing); four deer (three have all horns missing, one has one horn missing, and one has a leg missing). The remaining five animals cannot be identified with any certainly - they have four legs each and four have tails missing, Labels associated with them suggest they are cows and bulls, but this is speculation. Total number of items is 21.