Walrus tusk w/tassel

Walrus tusk w/tassel
Title
Walrus tusk w/tassel
Date 
1800-1900
Medium 
Ivory, pigment, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 4 x 2 in. ( 61 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Walrus tusk carved engraved figure of a snake restrained by hand; Fame among scrolled floral ornament; Liberty holding a U.S. flag and eagle; cartouche engraved on obverse with inscription; hole bored through tip with green silk.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1957.85b
Marks 
engraved: on obverse: "E.B. Bell/TO"
Gallery Label 
This walrus tusk belonged to John Lord (Aug. 21, 1789-July 4, 1829). By 1828, he was a gunner on the U.S. Frigate Constitution. At the time of his death, he was stationed at the Boston Naval Yard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group