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Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.84
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 13.7 x 6.4 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Engraved and polychromed whale's tooth; engraved on the obversed with a three- quarter profile view of a frigate flying two red flags one being American.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group