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In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
The Peale Family
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 6 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 17.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm )
Engraved and polychromed sperm whale's tooth; engraved from the tip of the tooth to the base with a scene of a native climbing a coconut tree; one other coconut tree is shown as well as a tropical red flower.
Gift of Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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