Scrimshaw walrus tusk, hunting scene
walrus tuskSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TUSKS
27.00 x 2.50 x 0
Large scrimshawed walrus tusk; one of pair carved by same scrimshander (1976.8). Scenes depict hunters and dogs attacking moose; polar bear; seal swimming; banner "JEANETTE AUG 2---(broken off); dog; deer; moose; fox(?); mule(?); seal; walrus. Dates from 1879-1880, departure of JEANETTE, USN polar expedition vessel later crushed in ice.