Mollusc shell: Arabian cowrie, Cypraea arabica; Frances Shakespear; 2015.232.102

Name/Title

Mollusc shell: Arabian cowrie, Cypraea arabica

About this object

The oval shell is cream coloured with delicate brown linear patterning. This shell is from a marine gastropod usually found in the Indian or Pacific Oceans, including around Australia.

Maker

Frances Shakespear

Medium and Materials

Cowrie/Shell, 0 - Whole

Measurements

HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 53 x W 32 x D 28mm (H 2 1/16 x W 1 1/4 x D 1 1/8in)

Subject and Association Keywords

Natural History/[SCIENCE]

Collection

Shakespear Collection

Credit Line

Gift of the Shakespear family

Object Type

Object/History

Object number

2015.232.102

Copyright Licence  

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