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Title: Scrimshaw tooth, woman and ship

Accession Number: 1957.681
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Type: tooth
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Description: Scrimshaw whale tooth; obverse: figure of young woman with spotted stole over her gown, a basket on her right arm, a dog at her feet. Behind her an officer, his left hand clasping her left hand, his cap at their feet. Reverse: at base, a full-rigged ship under sail. Above it, bust of a woman with circlet of flowers in her hair, holding eagle on shield, cannon, cannon balls, drum below, 2 flags, woman holds in left hand a stick with hat on top.

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