Mystery Object

Can you identify this mystery object?

We are not sure what this object is – do you have any ideas?

It is a piece of World War One trench art but the purpose of the object is more elusive. The term trench art describes things which are made in response to military conflict. This piece is made out of an MKVI calibre bullet, which dates it to military conflict. The base of the bullet has been cut away and shaped to look like a scoop of some sort. It is a very small scoop though – the whole thing is only 50mm long.

And what is it designed to scoop? Or does it have another purpose altogether? Let us know what you think?

Learn more about our other museum artefacts and recent acquisitions.