Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory, red and black ink
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Description 
Engraved and polychromed scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved in black and red on the obverse with a profile view of a frigate with an American flag.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.83
Marks 
engraved: "HOMEWARD BOUND"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group