This well-carved scrimshaw bodkin was created from dense clear bone and has the form of serpent coiled back on itself and appears to be engulfing the the pointed end of the bodkin. The total length of the carving is eactly 5 inches. The larger, handle end is ¾” wide where the body forms an open loop. The twisting body is decorated with a mid-dorsal line that is filled with black pigment. The only other color is some faint red (pink) that highlights the insiide of the animal’s mouth. It is an exceptional carving of a little seen bodkin form. Fine.
Price - $500.00