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Hohokam Artist

Cut Shell Pendant: Bird, c. 200-1450
5/16 x 1 1/16 x 1/8 in. (0.79 x 2.7 x 0.32 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Cutting, grinding and carving
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P5457
Cardium shell pendant. Long, slender zoomorphic pendant carved from a shell that is white on one side and orange on the other. This may be a stylized bird with outstretched wings: roughly rectangular at center with a long, thin protrusion to either side. Pierced at center. It looks like a second hole was pierced near one edge, but it broke, so the hole is open. Sweetwater phase-Classic period. Conventional representation. Length ranges 2-2.8 cm.

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P5457-P5458 are paired.

shell (Cardium)

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5/16 x 1 1/16 x 1/8 in. (0.79 x 2.7 x 0.32 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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