A seashell or sea shell, also known simply as a shell, is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers.
The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have rotted out. Seashells have been used by humans for many different purposes throughout history and pre-history.Small pieces of colored and iridescent shell have been used to create mosaics and inlays, which have been used to decorate walls, furniture and boxes.
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London .... Shellwork objects include baby shoes, jewelry boxes and replicas of famous landmarks. The boxes are from an old egyptian tradition that spans over 1500 years of art and are made in the infamous art craft workshops in cThe magnificent decoration piece.