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Nutmeg grater

Object Number: 
INV.747
Date: 
ca. 1700-1800
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in black ink on obverse: "E67"
Description: 
Scrimshaw nutmeg grater, figure of a man in armor with shield and sword standing over lion.
Gallery Label: 
The grater on the reverse is missing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group