Medium: Sperm whale tooth, black ash or graphite, oil
Dates:late 19th century
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 3 x 2 in. (16.5 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm)
Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 20.895
Catalogue Description: Sperm whale tooth with engraved images depicting various aspects of hunting, fishing, and daily life. The scenes include animals such as walrus, bears, whales, fishes and dogs. The incised designs are filled with black pigment. Condition: fair and stable with some material loss towards wide end of the tooth.