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Artist
Nasca
Title
Shell Pendant with Deity
Date
100 BC–700 AD
Medium
Spondylus, turquoise, purple mussel, gold, resin, cotton cord
Dimensions
Overall: 1 3/16 × 3 1/4 × 3 7/16 in. (3 × 8.2 × 8.7 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Current Location
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
209M JONES GALLERIES
Accession Number
2010.981
Classification
Metalwork
Provenance

Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1913–2008), Houston, by at least July 1970–2008 [1][2][3]; Estate of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., 2008–2010; given to MFAH, 2010. [1] Glassell Album #5, precedes slide dated "JUL 70." [2] Report by Alan R. Sawyer, July, 1970. [3] Scheduled examination by Alan R. Sawyer and Heather Lechtman, October, 1971, letter dated 8/17/1971.