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Basket with Emu Egg

1992.485A-C (RS20818)

Description

Oval-sided baskets with square bases woven in natural straw and heightened with a criss-cross pattern in purple and green. There is an Emu egg carved with a Western scene in an oval reserve of a cowboy on horseback lassoeing a cow in front of a house with a fence.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1930
Inscriptions
There is a stamp on the rims of both A & B: ""Made in China""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
straw (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Basket
baskets (containers)
Carved
carving (processes)
Eggshell
eggshell (animal material)
Straw
straw (plant material)
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.485A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11157

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