Overall: 12 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 32.1 x 4.4 x 0.3 cm )
Thin rectangular slice of whale bone engraved and blackened on one side with five scenes with inscriptions beneath each; in descending order: a male figure facing a female figure, a port, a lighthouse, a ship, and a boy.
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
engraved and blackened: beneath each scene in descending order in script: "A Sailor's lone/ A foran port/ A lite lost in a storm/ A frigate and a sloop of war, A .....ve Aair [?]"
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