Scrimshaw

Sailors used to pass the time on long voyages by carving bone, horn or walrus ivory.   This horn is decorated with scenes of Edinburgh, but it is engraved, “Thomas Wyllie, Shoemaker, Dumfries”.
Object no :
DMSH007n
Collection :
Creator :
Thomas Wyllie
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
NA
Materials :
horn
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
DUMFM:0204.2
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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