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Walrus tusk

Walrus tusk
Title
Walrus tusk
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 
Walrus tusk engraved, stippled, and blackened depicting two female figures between floral borders.
Credit Line 
Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1981.30
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, the images are probably derived from fashion plate magazine from the mid-late 19th century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group