SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING ST. CHRISTOPHER Mid-19th Century

Poised to ford a river, holding a small staff in one hand, grabbing at a branch with the other, and carrying baby Jesus at his shoulder. Interesting stippled technique used on the branch's bark. Length 5.5".

  • Condition: Fracture at tip. Base cut flat. Small chip at base on edge.

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