Whale's tooth

Whale's tooth
Title
Whale's tooth
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 )
Description 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's 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.
Object Number 
1933.198
Marks 
written: in black ink in script: "Jarvis/no. 2296" (numbers very faded)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group