Mollusc shell: Reticulated cowrie, Mauritia maculifera; Frances Shakespear; 2015...
Mollusc shell: Reticulated cowrie, Mauritia maculiferaAbout this object
The oval shell is light brown on top and off white coloured below. There are dense pale spots on the top and dark brown spots lower down. This shell is from a marine gastropod usually found in the Indian or Pacific Oceans, including around Australia.Maker
Cowrie/Shell, 0 - Whole
HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 60 x W 45 x D 30mm (H 2 3/8 x W 1 3/4 x D 1 3/16in)
Shakespear CollectionCredit Line
Gift of the Shakespear familyObject Type