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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/37
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 92 mm, polychrome: brownish red and blue-green. Spray of foliage.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rare motif of a spray of foliage: a sinuous stem with paired green leaves or leaflets, the nearer greenish, that behind redish. Within the pulp cavity the name "Jacobson" in a rounded script is written in Indian ink. A tooth with similar foliage is in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 131mm
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