Sperm whales tooth. "Scrimshaw"; CFB94

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Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka

Name/Title

Sperm whales tooth. "Scrimshaw"

About this object

Picture of brig. This expression of art is called scrimshaw. The origin of the term is obscure. Scrimshaw, that is any drawings or sketches done on whale's teeth or whalebone, is now rare and valuable.

Collection

CF Baker Collection

Credit Line

On Loan

Object Type

Picture, Scrimshaw, Art, Communication Artifacts

Object number

CFB94

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