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Walrus tusk

Object Number: 
1943.248
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 93 x 9.8 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Scrimshawed walrus tusk inscribed and blackened with six animals; a soaring bird with a flower in beak, a bird perched on a branch, a common fly, a bird of prey perched on a branch and a large bee.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group