The Buxton Mermaid
An old mermaid was recently found, stored in the archives of the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, and a research team from the University of Lincoln decided to examine it. So far they've discovered that its hair is human, its upper body is constructed of wood and wire, its teeth are carved bone, and its eyes are mollusc shell. Future tests will determine what fish its tail came from. (link: BBC News
At first I thought it looked like the Bloomsbury Mermaid
(pictured below). But no, they're definitely different mermaids. Though similar in design. (Thanks, Hudson!)
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