Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.22
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 13.3 x 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved and blackened with scene of figure on platform on top of mast with billowing sail beneath; sky clouds and birds in background.
Gallery Label: 
There is a figure of a sailor in the crow's nest.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group