Necklace

Spondylus shell | 50.8cm | 200 B.C./A.D. 200

Colima

Figures and jewelry made of spondylus (spiny oyster) shell developed as a specialization in what are today the Mexican states of Colima and Jalisco. Like greenstone, jade, and colorful feathers, this bright orange shell was a luxury item sought by ma...
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