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Ostrich Egg and Basket

1992.481A-C (RS21497)

Description

An ovoid form basket with stepped, fitted cover and conforming base; the basket is made of coiled construction and is enhanced with colored straw in red and brown in a decorative band at the top and base. A-lid b-bottom; basket contains C-ostrich egg.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1920-1950
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
straw (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Basket
baskets (containers)
ostrich eggshell
Straw
straw (plant material)
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
8 x 9 x 7 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.481A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11153

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