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Brain coral

19th century
Origin: Bermuda
Circumference: 47 1/4"
Gift of Cynthia K. Barlowe and Raymond D. Kimbrough.
Acc. No. 1994-36
Bermuda brain coral...
Label:This brain coral was a natural history specimen in Williamsburg. According to the curator, it was made by "little coral critters"
Provenance:From the Estate of Dr. Janet Kimbrough, the St. George Tucker House, Williamsburg, Virginia. Tradition of being brought to Williamsburg by St. George Tucker. Each year this piece was placed at the walk entrance of the Tucker House in warm weather and brought in during cold weather as it is porous.