Scrimshaw Whale`s Tooth with a Partially Engraved Ship

Iñupiaq or Yup'ik, Alaska, Arctic

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19th century

Whale Tooth

Overall: 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Captain Worthen Hall and Polly D. Lovewell Hall

13.9.723

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Carving

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 83, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2015

ARTH 82, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2012

Provenance

Source unknown, in the Dartmouth College Museum collection by the late 19th century; probably collected by the Whaling Captain Worthen Hall (1802-1887), Croydon, New Hampshire [who sailed with his wife Polly D. Lovewell Hall (1807-1886) and his daughter], about 1827-1855; given to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hall Hubbard (1849-about 1889), Croydon, New Hampshire [to be credited as a gift from her parents]; bequeathed to present collection, 1889; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red #13.84, Black 13-9-723

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