Material: Sperm whale Date: 19th Century Basis style Pigment: black (heavy, gummy) Tool used: knife Design description: Face Frigate foundering, inscribed "USS North Carolina, '74" Verso: Full Length: portrait of a woman in the costume of Lima, Peru with one eye showing through veil. inscribed "Lima Costum"
J. F. S.
Length: 6 1/2" 16.4 cm; Width: 2" 5.4 cm
PPL Special Collections
Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection
Condition: very dirty; bottom smoothed off mostly straight (will not stand); very brown near cut end; 1/2" crack up from base on Verso; Cleaned 3 May 1999; Other notes: La tapada is the name for this mid-nineteenth century attire of upper class women of Lima, Peru; Location: Box 2; Cataloged by Judith N. Lund - Date: 5 April 1999