Whale's tooth with delicate white-metal chain connecting tip to base. At tip and base of tooth are painted (incised? burned?) decoration of repeated floral scroll pattern.
Inside tooth, numbers and Cyrilic letters, including possible date?
1975, purchased in Khabarosk, Sibera, Russia by Dr. Solange Petit-Skinner, Boston, MA; 2010, gift of Solange Skinner to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)
Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner