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Whale's tooth

Whale's tooth
Title
Whale's tooth
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 17.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Fully 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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.150
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group