Medium: Whale's tooth
Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (13 x 5.4 cm) mount: 5 1/4 × 3 1/2 × 2 3/4 in. (13.3 × 8.9 × 7 cm)
Museum Location: Decorative Art, Schenck Gallery, 4th Floor
Accession Number: X613.1
Catalogue Description: Sperm whale's tooth with engraved decorations of two portrait medallions (probably taken from a contemporary engraving in a periodical). Medallion on one side is the bust of a lady in evening attire and one of a gentleman in day dress. Saw-tooth edged frames. Top border crosshatched with leaves; bottom pyramids and scallops. Rubbed with black pigment. Condition: Good. Chip and crack at base.