Tooth from sperm whale captured by bark ADVENTURE.

tooth

SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
marad; scrimshaw
Roderick, W. L.
1852-08-10
LOA 8-1/4 in.

Scrimshaw tooth, decorated on one side only with whaling bark and 2 whaleboats attacking a sperm whale. On the biting end of the tooth, in Old English script: "The Tooth of a Sperm Whale captured by Captain McCarty in the barque 'Adventure' Aug. 10th 1852 in Latitude 39 degrees 00' North Longitude 38 degrees 42' West - made 90 barrels." Unusually large and fine specimen. See also matching tooth 1978.144.


1956.173

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