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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 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 13.3 x 7.3 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Whale's tooth engraved and blackened and polychromed with figure of a ship flying a red U.S. flag and a smaller unidentified flag.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.97
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group