Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.88
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 6 x 1 1/4 in. ( 5.4 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved on the obverse in black ink a scene of whalers landing in a rowboat.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group