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Souvenir Seashell

Souvenir Seashell

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Description
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
Object Name
shell
place made
United States: Texas, Galveston
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
ID Number
1984.0350.01
accession number
1984.0350
catalog number
1984.0350.01
Credit Line
Gift of Kathy Merlock Jackson
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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