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Cut Shell Pendant: Fish, c. 1150-1450
2 7/8 x 9/16 x 1/16 in. (7.3 x 1.43 x 0.16 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Cutting, grinding and carving
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P4036
Perforation marks eye. Slightly convex shape. Cardium shell. Santa Cruz phase, Classic Period.

shell (Cardium)

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P38621, P3862, P3863, P4036 and P5468 are shelved together. Four of them are mostly-whole, thin yellow shells cut as reptile (?) effigies; many broken piece may be the fifth number. Three of the four whole objects are fixed down to a piece of white felt.

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