Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.83
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, red and black ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "HOMEWARD BOUND"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group