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Ostrich Egg and Basket

1992.482AB (RS20817)

Description

An oval woven basket with a square-shaped base, in natural colored straw; it is heightened with criss-cross patterns in green and purple; there is an ostrich egg inside with a pencil rendering of a WWI period standing sailor holding an American flag.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1920
Inscriptions
There is a stamp on the side of the egg: ""Made in China""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
straw (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Container
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Basket
baskets (containers)
ostrich eggshell
Straw
straw (plant material)
weaving
World War II
world wars
Woven
Dimensions
4 x 7 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.482AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11154

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