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Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.92
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 6 x 14 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed and blackened: under image: 'Whaler "Kutosoff"'
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved with two images of a sailing ship, seen from side and from the bow, blackened and with a tiny bit of red pigment on the flags and an inscription.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group