Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
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 )
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
Object Number 
1943.86
Marks 
engraved: on bottom of tooth: "LAND, HO!"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group