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Title: Sperm whale tooth

Accession Number: 2007.12.13
Category: ZOOLOGICAL SPECIMENS
Type: Tooth
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Place:
Date: before 1862
Materials: bone
Description: Tooth; Sperm whale tooth; from the collection of George Elliott (1810-1862); tooth of a sperm whale; narrows towards tip, and is flat on one side; was possibly trimed from original length, and had sides smoothed down to allow for scrimshaw; came in burlap bag (2007.12.24) with other teeth and tusks.

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