Battle Deep Below


“Battle Deep Below” black and white scrimshaw on ancient mammoth tusk ivory by David Smith. Giant squid is the favorite food of sperm whales. Many sperm whales bear scars on their bodies, the result of the giant squid pulling large pieces out of their predator during their fierce battles to the death. Smith’s signature stipple style of scrimshaw shines on this one. This is a rare piece of mammoth ivory, cut from a large slab and is completely flat. Not much of this size around anymore. Mounted on a bloodwood and curly maple stand, this one hits all the right notes.

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