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Title: Scrimshaw tusk with patriotic motifs

Accession Number: 1957.702
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TUSKS
Type: walrus tusk
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Materials: ivory
Description: Scrimshaw walrus tusk; pierced at tip for hanging. Obverse: from bottom to tip, the decorations are: Liberty figure with "(E plu)ribus unum" on pedestal; eagle with motto on ribbon; General Washington; soldier, eagle and flag; "Liberty" on base; female figure above; small eagle at tip. On reverse: Monument to the Pilgrims; Landing of the Pilgrims; General Banks; eagle and motto; Commodore Foote; Neptune; eagle and shield, small bird and floral motif at tip. Etchings colored with blue and red ink.

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