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Flat Bone Cowrie - China
Flat Bone Cowrie - China

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Another bone cowry with two small holes and clear-cut grooves. The structure is such that, although it was acquired as a bone cowrie imitation, I thought at first it must be stone. The translucent quality of the material gives that impression. The feel and closer examination reveals that it is more like crystalized bone.
48.5 x 28 x 3 mm
Moneta Library has articles on Cowries to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
Cowries - Bob Reis: [ link ]
Origin of Cowries in Ancient China - UofPa: [ link ]
Metallic Cowries - Royal Asiatic Society: [ link ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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