Noah's Ark and animals wooden toy (C19th)

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Noah's Ark and animals wooden toy (C19th)

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Arch Two , Area 17
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A wooden Noah's Ark set made in the Southern part of Germany in around ~1890.

Wooden Noah's Ark playsets were popular in the Nineteenth Century, as they included people, lots of animals, and the Ark itself doubled as a handy box for storage.

Brighton locals may find the proportions of the wooden ark's superstructure strangely familiar: it's based on the Biblical measurements ... and so is the uncompromising outline of St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, the massive C19th brick church roughly Northeast of the Museum.

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