Woman with Lantern


“Woman with Lantern” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by David Smith. Moody depiction of mysterious woman with lantern appearing to signal, or guide, a full rigged clipper in dense fog. Is the woman attempting to alert the ship of its danger, or is she a modern day siren guiding them to their destruction? One of the many great things about art are the questions raised over and over many years. Think Mona Lisa’s smile. Large chunk of fossil walrus (14.6 oz.) mounted on beautiful bubinga stand complete the picture.

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