Material: Sperm whale Date: 19th Century Basis style Pigment: black Tool used: knife Design description: Face ship with gun ports shown from starboard side and ship shown from stern; below ships are 3 whaleboats with men, numerous spouting whales, and a whale ship shown from the port side. Wavy line about 1 1/4" from cut end circles tooth.
Artist: A. N. ? (these initials probably added later)
Condition: very dirty; Lengthwise cracks around tip; on face, 1 5/8" from base, on Verso, 6 3/4" from base. Large chips from cut end; chips out of surface, lower ship, and sea; surface abrasion. Location: Box 2; Cataloged by Judith N. Lund - Date: 19 April 1999. Other notes: base cut straight The lightly scratched initials A. N. and a crude sloop are not pigmented; they were probably added later.