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Cribbage Board


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

Cribbage was a card game that was commonly played on a whaling ship as a way to pass the time. The board was used for score keeping. This scrimshaw cribbage board was carved from a walrus tusk and decorated with a number of animal hides and an animal clothed and standing like a person. The end is carved with a polar bear's head.

Width: 2" Length: 12 1/4"

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