Material: Sperm whale Date: probably 19th Century Basis style Pigment: black, red, blue Tool used: knife Design description: Face squadron of 13 ships shown bow or quarter on, sails full, on stylized sea. Inscribed "UNITED, STATES, SQUADRON, UNDER, COM. BAINBRIDGE, RETURNING, TRIUMPH/NT, FROM THE, MEDITERRANEAN, IN 18.15 MACEDONIAN, FIREFLY, INDEPENDENCE, CONGRESS TORCH SPARK, CHIPPEWA BOXER SARANAC, SPITFIRE ENTERPRIZE FLAMBEAU LYNX"; Verso: Ship with American flag on stern shown from the port quarter, armed with guns, shown at the entrance to small harbor. Point with buildings and churches on right. Inscribed "THE HORNET BLOCKADING THE BONNE CITOYENNE"
Condition: cleaner than most; some chipping at root end' crack from end, on face, up 2" on Verso, 2" up from base and near tip; Cleaned 3 May 1999; Other notes: end smoothed, but not cut flat; Location: Box 2; Cataloged by Judith N. Lund - Date: 5 April 1999