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Tweezers in the Shape of a Spondylus Shell


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Materials of great value were often emulated in other media. Here, a Spondylus shell is depicted as tiny tweezers in silver. Although tweezers had their use as a depilatory, they were also, at certain times, symbols of rank and power.

Los materiales de gran valor a menudo se reproducían en otros materiales. Aquí, una concha Spondylus está representada en forma de pequeñas pinzas de plata. Aunque las pinzas cumplían una función depilatoria, por momentos también eran símbolos de rango y poder.

Tweezers in the Shape of a Spondylus Shell, Silver, Chimú

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