Whale's Tooth

Object Number: 
1943.75
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 6 x 1 in. ( 5.7 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: "NATIVES HUNTING WHALES"
Description: 
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved with black in with a scene showing natives gathering and slaughtering whales.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group