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Hohokam Artist

Cut Shell Pendants: Bird, c. 200-1450
1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. (2.86 x 4.13 x 0.64 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Cutting, grinding and carving
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E.H. Parker
Accession Number: P4030a,b
Cut Cardium shell pendants. Sweetwater phase, Classic Period. Length ranges 2.5-4 cm. Pendant .a: Light brown shell carved as a large bird in profile. The long beak has a line incised to form upper and lower beak. Crosshatching creates feathers on the wings. Deep pupil incised, with a shallow circle incised around it to form eye. Small feet. Pendant b.: White and light brown shell cut in what may be a stylized representation of a bird with out-stretched wings. Geometric shape: roughly rectangular in the middle, with oval tapering sides. Hole pierced near center edge.

shell (Cardium)

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P4029-P4030 are a set.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. (2.86 x 4.13 x 0.64 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly
  • Overall Dimensions: 3/8 x 1 1/16 x 1/8 in. (0.95 x 2.7 x 0.32 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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