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Bodkin holder and lid

Cylindrical tortoise shell body wrapped with gold bands in spiral pattern. Opening edged with patterned gold bands. Condition: shell flaking and worn in many places; applied gold loose at base.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Herbert D. Adams

Object Place

France

Accession Number

1979.504a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold