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Walrus tusk w/tassel

Object Number: 
1957.85b
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 4 x 2 in. ( 61 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on obverse: "E.B. Bell/TO"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group