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Shell Pendant

HohokamAD 1100 - 1450

Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum

Circular pendant manufactured from a flat valve of a Pecten shell. The shell's back is slightly concave and exhibits a small, centrally located, circular perforation in the umbo. The perforation has been worked from both sides of the shell. The only other indications of working are 3 or 4 small chips in the ventral margin. The umbo is flanked on either side by naturally occurring triangular shaped projections and the raised radial ribs remain evident on the back of the shell. The shell is pink to white in color with the lightest areas being centrally located on the valve. Museum Accession: 1992.18

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  • Title: Shell Pendant
  • Creator: Hohokam
  • Date: AD 1100 - 1450
  • Location: Pueblo Grande Archaeological Site, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Type: shell

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