Sperm Whale Pod
“Sperm Whale Pod” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Ray Peters. Marvelous composition by scrimshander, Peters, on this artifact. Ivory was used as a net weight by ancient people in the Northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. The back of the ivory shows how it was worked by an unknown artisan to fashion into a useful tool. Now it serves as a canvas, so to speak, for another artist in this era. It is mounted on a handsome bubinga stand with mammoth ivory inlay. This is Peters at his best. Excellent addition to any scrimshaw collection.