Claw

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MFA Acc. #: 2006.157

Description

A sharp curved nail of an animal. Claws are composed of keratin. Claws have been used as ornaments and jewelry.

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Jack Odgen, Jewellery of the Ancient World, Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York City, 1982