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Scrimshaw

Description:

Sailors used to pass the time on long voyages by carving bone, horn or walrus ivory.

 

This horn is decorated with scenes of Edinburgh, but it is engraved, “Thomas Wyllie, Shoemaker, Dumfries”.

Materials/Media:
horn
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0204.2
Digital Number:
DMSH007n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council