Native Alaskan. <em>Engraved Whale Tooth</em>, late 19th century. Sperm whale tooth, black ash or graphite, oil, 6 1/2 x 3 x 2 in. (16.5 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert B. Woodward, 20.895. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.895_left.jpg)

Engraved Whale Tooth

Artist:Native Alaskan

Medium: Sperm whale tooth, black ash or graphite, oil

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 3 x 2 in. (16.5 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 20.895

Image: 20.895_left.jpg,

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.

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