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Ostrich Egg

1991.962 (RS21535)

Description

A cream colored ostrich egg with an ostrich motif. The front of the egg shows two ostriches sitting in the sand with grass and two palm trees in the background. The back of the egg has three motifs suggesting Aboriginal war instruments. This is the reason for placing this egg in Australia.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Location of origin
Australia
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
painting (coating)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Blown
Desert
deserts
Eggshell
eggshell (animal material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
glass (material)
glassblowing
Ostrich
ostrich
Painted
painting (coating)
PICTURE, EGG
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Dimensions
6.5 (H), 5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.962
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11512

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