Walrus tusk

Object Number: 
1981.30
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. ( 34 x 7 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Scrimshawed walrus tusk engraved, stippled, and blackened to depict two female figures between floral borders.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the images are probably derived from fashion plate magazine from the mid-late 19th century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group