Engraved Whale Tooth Item Number: 20.895 from the Brooklyn Museum


The object is a sperm whale tooth with engraved images into which black pigment was applied. Images depict various aspects of hunting, fishing, and daily life. They include animals such as walrus, bears, whales, fishes and dogs. Condition is fair and stable with some material loss towards wide end of tooth.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert B. Woodward