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Scrimshaw cribbage board

Object Number: 
1943.154
Date: 
1895-1905
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 17 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 43.8 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Cross-section of tusk with cribbage board inscribed and blackened on obverse with figures cards in sleds pulled by dogs/reindeer, two hands holding cards with an oval cartouche, and a figure paddling a kayak, reverse inscribed within two kayakers hunting reindeer on one side; seals and blow-whale on other standing on three pegs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group