Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.98
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 14 x 7 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved with an image of a ship at full sail with an American flag, colored with red pigment, flying from the bow.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group