Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.97
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group