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Catalog Number 2014.44.89
Object Name Art, Shell
Accession number 2014.44
Description Decorated 18 pound shell casing

The casing is decorated with a finely engraved pastoral scene. The scene depicts a woman, wearing a dress and bonnet, walking a large dog in a fenced area. The background is intricate, and is noteworthy for it's use of perspective in creating the illusion of depth. The casing has a diagonally cut top.

Headstamp: 18PR LOT174 ALCO 12/15 (other stamps include: 1. The infinity sign 2. An arrow in a diamond 3. XX encircled)
Subjects World War I
Shell art
Women
Dog walking
Perspective
Vases