Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fish Pendant

Date:
2nd century B.C.–A.D. 3rd century
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Colima
Culture:
Colima
Medium:
Shell
Dimensions:
L. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.244.27
Not on view
This shell carving of a fish, said to be from Colima in West Mexico, is cut out of a large white shell. The fish has an arched body with two dorsal fins and two fins on its underside. The mouth is slightly open; the eye has two concentric circles, the inner one being perforated. There are two suspension holes near the bottom edge.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014

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