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_view01_PS11.jpg)

Scrimshaw, Whale's Tooth


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) mount (display dimensions): 6 × 4 × 2 5/8 in. (15.2 × 10.2 × 6.7 cm)



Accession Number: X613.2

Image: X613.2_view01_PS11.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.

Brooklyn Museum