Busk

Object number
01.326
Date
circa 1815
Description
Surface of the rectangular whale bone is etched in black ink with figures of a bird on a branch, a sheaf of wheat, a peacock, a flower, a man embracing a woman, rear view of a woman with a basket bordered with fruit and flowers. On reverse side: flowers, circlet of leaves, bird on a branch, female figure, and arch of leaves with flower at the top. Notes from Stuart Frank's visit November 4, 2009: Has two sides, which is less common; space for name or saying; grape motif; made of panbone.
Materials
whale bone