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Artist
Nasca
Title
Bead Assembly with Fish Beads
Zoomorphs
Date
100 BC–700 AD
Medium
Spondylus shell with inlaid gold and turquoise inlay, and string
Dimensions
Other (Smallest fish): 3/8 × 15/16 in. (1 × 2.4 cm) Other (Larger small fish): 1/2 × 7/8 in. (1.3 × 2.3 cm) Other (Smaller large fish): 1/2 × 1 15/16 in. (1.2 × 4.9 cm) Other (Largest fish): 5/8 × 1 15/16 in. (1.6 × 4.9 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2010.1300
Classification
Metalwork
Provenance

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