Cowrie Seashells (II)

Fine art print for sale. Cowrie Seashells (II)
Artist/Collection: Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste
Product Code: 1730
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Cowrie Seashells (II)

Fine art print inspired by an engraving made in the 1790s by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Lamarck was a French naturalist and an early proponent of the idea of evolution.

Features Cowrie seashells. The term "porcelain" comes from the old Italian term for the cowrie shell (porcellana) due to their similar translucent appearance. Cowrie shells were used as currency in several parts of the world. They are extensively used in jewellery.

Tags: seashell