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Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.86
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 16.2 x 5.4 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on bottom of tooth: "LAND, HO!"
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved and blackened with a sailing scene depicting figure on a mast surrounded by full sails.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group