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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/35
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 130 mm, monochrome, engraved all round with naive tropical scenes. Tiger shooting from an elephant, inscribed "Welcome"; reverse: Bungalow, "Home".
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Full description:

35A.: Inscribed "WELCOME", a tiger or leopard with strange markings is pursued by a hunter on an elephant, passing by a palm and other trees, bushes and grasses.

35B.: "HOME" consists of a group of simple houses with pitched roofs which were typical of the original "bungalow" type of dwelling. The timbers which support the roof at either end project above the ridge. The parallel lines down the roofs suggest that they are thatched with long fronds.

  • Height: 130mm
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