Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Title
Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)
Date 
1910-1940
Medium 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 18.1 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Whale's tooth engraved and blackened with hunting scene including ship in background with whale and small boat with six figures in foreground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.18
Gallery Label 
The scene is a poor copy of "Peche de la Baleine," a painting by the French artist and corsair Ambroise Louis Garneray, published as an engraving in 1835.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group