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Scepter Bodkin


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This decorative scrimshaw bodkin is a sewing tool. The point of the instrument is used for punching holes into leather, or drawing a cord through a loop. This bodkin is carved out of ivory and resembles a scepter, the baton carried by a king.

c. 1860
Width: 3/8" Length: 3 7/8"

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