Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gambling piece?
  • North or Central America
  • gambling piece?, late 1800s–1926
  • ivory, incising, pigment
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4963

The short length of tusk is decorated with a scrimshaw design depicting a fish with a hook near his mouth. There is a wide zigzag around the middle and the band below the zigzag is left undecorated.