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scrimshaw with whaling scene
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • scrimshaw with whaling scene, 1875–1925
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • walrus tusk, pigment, wood, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 35.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet D2
  • 2007.2734
Label Text

The walrus tusk is decorated with a seascape with three ships and two hunters in the foreground, a three masted ship, a barrel with two flags, a windmill and an American flag near the point. There are triangles at the proximal end. It is shaded with red, blue and black.

The tusk has been filled with a piece of wood.