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Toggles and chain

Object Number: 
1943.157
Date: 
1900-1940
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 7 x 1 in. ( 1.3 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Carved whale and seal with three links of a chain, and tail form; black disks for eyes.
Gallery Label: 
Comments of scrimshaw expert Stuart M. Frank, Senior Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, January 2013: This toggle and chain was likely produced by the Alaskan Inuit.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group