Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.22
Gallery Label 
There is a figure of a sailor in the crow's nest.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group