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Cut Shell Pendant: Bird, c. 1150-1450
x 1 3/16 in. ( x 3 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Cutting, grinding and carving
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P4021.1
Off white Cardium shell cut as tiny bird effigy. Long, out-spread wings. Head turned in profile to show long beak. Hole pierced in head serves as eye and allows stringing. Santa Cruz phase, Classic Period.

shell (Cardium)

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