Scrimshaw (whale's tooth)

Object Number: 
1943.79
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 14.9 x 6 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: below image: "SHIP NIGER"
Description: 
Whale's tooth engraved with view of the bow and port of a sailing ship under and leaning to starboard with a printed inscription below.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group