Whale tooth

Object Number: 
1943.82
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 14.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "OUTWARD BOUND"
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved with black ink of a profile of a frigate flying two flags, one is on the last mast and on American flag is flying of the stern.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group