Wild Stallion and Herd
“Wild Stallion and Herd” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by Mary Byrne. Rearing wild stallion oversees his herd as it passes by. One of the colts appears to have the same coloring. Scenes such as this can still be seen in parts of the West. Byrne, who was one of the very best of the West Coast scrimshanders, created this in the late 70s. It is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Long tusk that was split in two at some time in the past. An artifact in the making that did not pan out.