Marble model of a shell

400 BC

Classical Greek

This work imitates a pelican’s foot shell, which is common to the Mediterranean. Only a handful of marble shells are known. They must have been manufactured in the same Greek workshops that produced elegant marble vessels intended as grave offerings for the dead.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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