Shell container

Accession No. T9600518
Period Historic Era
Material Shell
Findspot Da-long-tong Site
Geographic Location Datong Dist., Taipei City
Dimension L. 12.9 cm; W. 12.9 cm


This container is made of a Senatorial scallop (Mimachlamys sanguinea) that is 13cm in length. The center of the outside of the shell was made flat, to allow it be placed steadily on a flat surface. The sides and the ventral margin of the shell have also been worked.