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Scrimshaw Cribbage Board with Images of Animals


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

Cribbage was a card game that was commonly played on a whaling ships as a way to pass the time. The board was used for score keeping. This cribbage board was carved from a walrus tusk. It depicts scenes of animals, fish, insects, vessels and a village.

Width: 2" Length: 16 1/2"

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