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Whale carved from whale tooth.

SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Tooth
Chile, Valparaisoi; Peru; Cook Islands, Rarotonga; Africa, Seychelles
1842
0 x 6.50 x 0

Whale tooth carved into the shape of a whale with point cut off and a new piece carved and attached to resemble a tail, the base resembles the open mouth of a whale, eyes and flippers carved in. Tooth decorated with "SHIP ROCHESTER/ PERU/ 1842/ SEYCHELLES/ VALPARAISO" (Rarotonga). Dark bone ring joins tail to body.

1939.1802

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