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Title: Scrimshaw whale tooth, "Battle of Lake Erie Perry's Victory"

Accession Number: 1941.411
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Type: scrimshaw whale tooth
Maker: Finney, Nathaniel Sylvester (attributed to)
Place: USA, Great Lakes, Lake Erie
Date: Circa 1848
Materials: ivory
Description: Whale's tooth with carving in color - "Battle of Lake Erie Perry's Victory". Com. Oliver H. Perry N.S.M. One of a pair; other 1941.412. Brought home by Capt. Butts aboard bark BRAMIN. Sailed from New Bedford, 1847. Attributed to Nathaniel Sylvester Finney.

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