Unknown. <em>Scrimshaw, Whale's Tooth</em>, ca. 1830-1870. Whale's tooth, 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (14.3 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X613.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X613.2_side1_bw_SL4.jpg)

Scrimshaw, Whale's Tooth

Artist:Unknown

Medium: Whale's tooth

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1830-1870

Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (14.3 x 5.4 cm)

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Exhibitions:

Accession Number: X613.2

Image: X613.2_side1_bw_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sperm whale's tooth with engraved decoration rubbed with black pigment. On one side, two masted sailing vessel flying American flags; on other, lighthouse with two vessels in background and four flying birds. Condition: Good. Chips around inner edge at base, several cracks working up from base.

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