Red pheasant shell

Shells from George Montagu’s collection.

In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the scientific community - it is the most intact and taxonomically important collection of British shells of the early 19th century (1800-1816) to be found anywhere in the UK.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Moll4185
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Montagu, Colonel George (from the collection of)
Common Name
red pheasant shell
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)

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TRICOLIIDAE: Tricolia pullus [Linn]: red pheasant shell