Ivory, black ink
Overall: 3 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 16.5 x 3.8 cm )
Engraved scrimshaw whale's tooth; engraved with black ink on the obverse with a scene of two frigates, one with sails half deployed and fly two American flags, the second has been severely damaged; it's amsts and sails lay in the sea; engraved on the reverse are two frigates meeting; one has all of its sailors out on the rigging.
Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer
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