Oxhorn Clam

Ocean Objects

Oxhorn Clam


Not Just a Clam

story by Anna Grasskamp

This story shows how this shell found its way into the 17th century Haicuo tu 海錯圖 (Illustrated Catalogue of Marine Creatures) of the Qing dynasty. The shell does not look particularly special at first sight. Yet, people considered it special enough to present as a gift to a Qing Emperor. This story is part of the Ocean Objects series, supported and funded by: Research Grants Council Hong Kong (GRF 12603017).

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