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Nautilus shell

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Use for the shell of the pearly nautilus, Nautilus macromphalus, native to the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans, used to make decorative objects such as cups, salts, and jewelry, and as carving material.

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Broader Terms used

shell (animal material)

Term used for

shell, nautilus

Equivalent Terms used

nautilus shells


12yrs ago

Connected records

Nautilus Shell Cup


Silversmith: Unidentified

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