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Scrimshaw is the name given to scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory.

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 19th-20th Centuries

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 19th-20th Centuries

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 19th-20th Centuries

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 20th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Whale Tooth, mid 20th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Walrus Tusk, 1854

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Spyglass or Telescope, mid-19th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Ivory Whale Stamp, mid 19th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, mid 19th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale’s Tooth

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, mid-19th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 19th-20th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 19th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Necklace

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale’s Tooth, Mid-19th Century

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Ivory Whale Stamp

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Ivory Jagging Wheel

National Museum of American History

Brooch/Pin

National Museum of the American Indian

Cribbage board

National Museum of the American Indian