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Whale's tooth

Object Number: 
1933.198
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 5 x 1 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 12.7 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
written: in black ink in script: "Jarvis/no. 2296" (numbers very faded)
Description: 
Scrimshawed whale tooth engraved on the obverse with a frigate at profile view and on the obverse a scene of a sperm whale capsizing a small harpoon boat.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Major Nathan S. Jarvis, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group