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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/43
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 165 mm, One of a pair: monochrome with Spanish inscriptions which are extremely rare on old scrimshaw. Liberty, female figure. (Pair to 62/15/44).
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

The seated allegorical figure of Liberty, her left hand holding a lance topped by a Liberty or Phrygian cap, her right resting on a rounded triangular shield in the centre of which is the face of a sun with rays. She faces a column crowned with laurels and inscribed "LIBERTAD".

Related record(s):
  • Y: 62/15/44
Dimensions:
  • Height: 165mm
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