Abalone Shell

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12475

Description

Ovoid shells with a pearlized finish. 1) has pastel tones, 2) has an emerald exterior, 3) has a white calcified exterior and a royal blue and green interior.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shell (animal material)
shell (animal material)
Shell
SHELL

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Caribbean

Dimensions

2 x 4.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1623.1-3