Sperm whale tooth

Tooth

ZOOLOGICAL SPECIMENS
before 1862
bone
overall: 3-3/4 x 2 x 1-1/4 in.

Tooth; Sperm whale tooth; from the collection of George Elliott (1810-1862); tooth of a sperm whale; narrows towards tip and is mostly smooth, with some ridging towards the base; wide base is hollow, but becomes more solid towards the tip; came in burlap bag (2007.12.24) with other teeth and tusks.


2007.12.17

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