It’s been awhile since we’ve had a mystery artist. Philippe has inquired about this piece of scrimshaw. It’s 57cm long, signed GOUDIS:
By the looks of it, it may be an “oosic” or “oosik” – the penile bone of a walrus (you can see other examples of unadorned oosik at boonetrading.com and here).
We’re currently not sure where Philippe had acquired it, but we’ll update this post with more information as we can. Feel free to comment on this and if you know the mystery artist Philippe would be thrilled to get more information about them.
I’ve passed the information on to Philippe, and appreciate Emmanuel and Ashley taking the time to write! Any information you feel you can share publicly would be of interest to all of our readers, but if you prefer private emailing, that’s okay, too.