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Walrus tusk

Object Number: 
1981.29
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 34 x 6.4 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Scrimshawed walrus tusk engraved, stippled, and blackened with a female portrait bust, figure of a girl, and figure of a boy framed with swags and floral border; red pigment in dress of middle figure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group