Souvenir Seashell


Cameo cowrie shell marked "SOUVENIR FOR / MOTHER FROM / GALVESTON". Brown-speckled, cream-colored shell is relief-carved in decorative fonts, exposing purple layer below.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Texas, Galveston

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Kathy Merlock Jackson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0350.01Accession Number: 1984.0350Catalog Number: 1984.0350.01

Object Name: shell

Physical Description: shell, cowrie (overall material)carved (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 2 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.0325 cm


Record Id: nmah_322896

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