Barrels of Whale Oil
“Barrels of Whale Oil” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by the late Salman Rashidi. Dock full of barrels of sperm whale oil mean that the owner, captain and crew will receive a nice payday. Artifact ivory used as a scraping tool hundreds of years ago in the northern Bering Sea area. Rashidi is at his best with this highly detailed piece. Take a glance at all of the buildings, casks, etc. From the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Ditto, Rashidi.