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Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Engraved whale's tooth, engraving of frigate from the stern perspective; whale blowing at bottom of tooth.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.33
Marks 
engraved: "SHIP JAMES ARNOLD"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group