Material: Sperm whale Date: 19th Century Basis style Pigment: black, red Tool used: knife, probably knife point for pricking, since the pricks are triangular (triangles are not even as they would be if a sail needle was used.) Design description: Face portrait of man shown from knees wearing knickers, cut away coat, cape over one arm. Large hat with feather; gun standing beside him. Verso: Full Length figures of man and woman embracing.
Condition: very brown overall, looks dyed. inside cavity also very brown, but not inside crack. Cracks from cut base 5/8" on face, 2" on Verso; 4" vertical crack on face. Other notes: white paint spatters on face; red paint on Verso. Cut off at base to permit standing. Design on Verso: is pinpricked, then cut; portrait on face is not; Location: Box 2; Cataloged by Judith N. Lund - Date: 5 April 1999