Walrus tusk by Nathaniel Sylvester Finney (1813-1879). Obverse - From bottom to tip, the images are: A figure of Columbia with "(E plu)ribus unum" on pedestal; eagle with motto on ribbon; General Washington, soldier, eagle and flag; "Liberty" on base; female figure above; small eagle at tip. On reverse: Monument to the Pilgrims; Landing of the Pilgrims; General Banks; eagle and motto; Commodore Foote; Neptune; eagle and shield; small bird and floral motif at tip. Etchings colored with blue and red ink.
Finney was born in Plymouth, MA. He had a whaling career of almost thirty years and created many pieces of intricately carved scrimshaw.