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Gallery Talk: Shell Game

July 26, 2016
Meet in Gallery 100
Free with museum admission

Shells are prized as objects of natural beauty, but also represent wealth and status in cultures across the globe and through time. Join museum educator Annie Morse as we visit the jewelry crafted from spiny Spondylus, admire the glow of abalone and unpack the secrets of the chambered Nautilus.

German, Augsburg. Nautilus-Shell Cup, c. 1600/1700 (19th century mounts).