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Whale tooth

AAA0017
Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
User collections Illustrated Teeth and Bone by dmclark
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Brookes, William Tolley

Object details:

Object ID AAA0017
Description A plain, polished sperm whale's tooth formerly belonging to William Tolley Brookes, captain of the whale ship 'Active' in the 1830s. Larger teeth like these were obtained before numbers of these whales declined through overfishing.
Date made circa 1835

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials whale tooth
Measurements 64 x 230 x 77 mm
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  • Whale tooth (AAA0017)
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