Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1943.76
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, black ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 7 x 14.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "THE GEM OF THE PACIFIC"
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved with black ink on the obverse with a profile view of a frigate flying flags including American flag.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group