Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.29
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 6 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Engraved and polychromed scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved on the obverse with a profile view of a frigate waving two red flags, one being American on the starboard side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group