Scrimshaw tooth, figure of a girl
toothSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Société, Îles de la, Tahiti
4.25 x 0 x 0
Whale tooth, etched on one side waist length figure of girl with left hand on hat on her head, above etched "IKE", anchor and "Lat. 14 degrees S/ Lon. 150 degrees W./ 1854"; etched on other side a sperm whale, around tip and base etched ridged design. This is pin prick work. Location is approximately 300 miles north of Tahiti.