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Snail Shell

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Marquesan
MEDIUM Snail shell
DATES before 1938
DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 1/8 in. (1.3 x 1 cm)
CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
PROVENANCE Prior to 1938, provenance not yet documented; by 1938, acquired by Thor Heyerdahl of Lillehammer, Norway; May 1942, purchased from Thor Heyerdahl by the Brooklyn Museum.
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