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Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1981.34
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 14.3 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraving in black ink on obverse is a profile view of frigate on reverse is a small frigate and a flying bird; waves go completely around the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group