Scrimshaw tusk w/wooden peg: cribbage board

Scrimshaw tusk w/wooden peg: cribbage board
Title
Scrimshaw tusk w/wooden peg: cribbage board
Date 
1910-1943
Medium 
Wood, pigment, walrus tusk
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 25 x 2 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 63.5 x 7 cm )
Description 
Walrus tusk ivory pierced to make cribbage board and 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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.153
Gallery Label 
Stuart M. Frank, scrimshaw historian attributes this to Alaskan Eskimo work known as the “Nome School”.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group