Scrimshaw tusk w/wooden peg: cribbage board

Object Number: 
1943.153
Date: 
1910-1943
Medium: 
Walrus tusk, wood, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 25 x 2 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 63.5 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Walrus tusk pierced to make cribbage board. Inscribed and blackened with images of a figure in a kayak, foliage, seals on iceberg-all on obverse drying fish on racks on side, seals lounging on icebergs on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
Stuart M. Frank, scrimshaw historian attributes this to Alaskan Eskimo work known as the “Nome School”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group