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Giant Scalloped Seashell

1971.1624 (RS118309)

Description

Half of a giant white scalloped clamshell, used for decoration.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
shell (animal material)
Places
Possibly Pacific Islands [general region]
Descriptive terms
shell (animal material)
Dimensions
5 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1624
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12478

Comments

Seashell identification #

AvatarPosted by Bonnie Clause on November 8, 2014
This item is a Tridacna clam shell, not a scallop shell (though it is scallopED). It's from somewhere in the Pacific, possibly the Society Islands or the Tuamotu Archipelago.

Updated catalogue information #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on November 10, 2014
Thank you for your comment, Ms. Clause.
We are always working to make our collections data better and more specific. We appreciate you sharing your knowledge.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager