"UNITED STATES and MACEDONIAN"

tooth

SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
marad; scrimshaw
after 1816
6.25 x 2.75 x 0

Sperm tooth inked in red and black, with scene of a naval engagement between the "MACEDONIAN" at left, flying the British flag, and the "UNITED STATES", copied from "The United States and Macedonian", engraved by Abel Bowen (1790-1850) for 'The Naval Monument", Boston, 1816; on verso, scene of a whaleship and 3 whaleboats in pursuit of a whale; see also L.1940.114 and L.1940.116; reference: pg. 73, "Graven by the Fishermen Themselves", Richard Malley.


UNIDENTIFIED whaling ship; UNIDENTIFIED whaleboat
L.1940.115

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United States--History--War of 1812
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