Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.87
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 6.4 x 13.7 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved and blackened with whaling scene with a small boat and six figures in the foreground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group