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Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1943.151
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 14 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw Sperm whale's tooth with black pigment is of a front view of a bearded fisherman carrying his pole and basket.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this scrimshaw probably represents Robinson Crusoe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group