Shell (world gallery - gallery text)



Shell

252 Conch trumpet
Tibet, 1900 – 1970
122512

253 Oyster shell window
Kent, UK, 19th c.
180565

254 Kuba mask with cowrie shells
DR Congo, 20th c.
4642

255 Dogon head piece with cowrie shells
Mali, 20th c.
100940

256 Tortoiseshell comb
Latin America, 19th c.
56133

257 Woven basket with white shells
Ghana, 20th c.
120057

258 Dairy jug with cowrie shells
Somalia, 20th c.
194720

259 Toiletry set\\ England, 19th c.
G861

260 Shell toy animals
England, early 20th c.
G775

261 Paua abalone shell fish hook
New Zealand, late 19th c.
7086

262 Black-lipped pearl shell fish hook
Tahiti, late 19th c. 45703

263 Paua abalone shell fish hook
New Zealand, late 19th c.
76751

264 Black-lipped pearl shell fish hook
Tahiti, late 19th c.
45705

265 Pearl shell fish hook
Society Islands, late 19th c.
136876

266 Cone shell fish hook
Solomon Islands, early 20th c.
136868

267 Shell knife
Western Australia, 19th c.
133629

268 Shell spoon
Java, Indonesia, 19th c.
66544

269 Scallop shell spoon
Unknown place and date
67925

270 Mother of pearl spoon
China, 1900-1950
118457

271 Mother of pearl spoon
Unknown place and date
137301

272 Powder flask
Indialate 19th c.
50653

273 Clamshell adze
Kiribati, 1920s
103524

274 Dagger and sheath
West Africa, 20th c.
G776

275 Tortoiseshell comb
Spain, 19th c.
56261

276 Kalash headdress
Pakistan, early 21st c.
217967

277 Turkoman child’s amuletic dress
Afghanistan, 20th c.
123247

278 Child’s toy rattle
Japan, 20th c.
72156

279 Mother of pearl rosary
Italy, 19th c.
137395

280 Necklace
Egypt, before 3500BC
70015

281 Bracelet with small gastropods
Europe, 19th to 20th c.
229418

282 Abalone shell necklace
Xingu, Brazil, 20th c.
57048

283 Cowrie shell necklace
South Africa, 19th c.
127777

284 String of shell money
Kiribati, late 19th c.
90515

285 Gastropod beads
North America, 19th to 20th c.
179635

286 Armlet with shell beads
Vanuatu, early 20th c.
45931

287 Tortoiseshell and cowrie armlet
PNG, 19th c.
58006

288 Shell inlaid sandals\\ Syria, 19th c.
G862

289 Shell-shaped earthenware dish
Japan, late 19th c.
51259

290 Club
North America, 17th c.
3813

291 Horn spoon with shell inlay
Haida Gwaii, Canada, 19th c.
67882

292 1960s sewing box with shells
Forest Hill, UK, collected 2017
G777

293 Shell inlaid sandals
Burma/Myanmar, 19th c.
G863

294 Bowl with shell inlay
Solomon Islands, 19th c.
7044

295 Box with inlaid mother of pearl
China, 1644-1911
127877

296 Limpet shells from hearth
Northern Ireland, Neolithic
174056

Collection Information

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