Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1981.35
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 14 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "EXCELSIOR"
Description: 
Engraved polychrome scrimshaw Sperm whale's tooth; engraving in black and red ink of a man carrying an American flag gesturing upward.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group