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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/28
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 115 mm. Carved with hulk and man holding an anchor.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

With tip down, this symbolic piece is relief carved all round with geometrical shapes below a cylindrical panel with a late 18th/early 19th century hulk afloat with a plain, unidentifiable flag at the stern. Nearby is a man holding an anchor. The root is cut into a shallow, oval chamber (cf. #27)

Dimensions:
  • Height: 115mm
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