Scrimshaw portrait of African whaleman Joao da Lomba, dancers & African scene
19th-20th c American Folk Applied Arts
AMERICAN FOLK Anonymous
(active c. 1500 - present)
African sperm whale tooth
New Bedford. Massachusets. New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Joao da Lomba was a whaler and scrimshaw artist from Cape Verde (Cabo Verde). He sailed out of New Bedford whaling ships c. 1906-1913.