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Emu Egg

1991.964 (RS21122)

Description

A dark colored emu egg incised with two motifs in Australian style. One motif shows two Aborignial figures, the other shows two kangaroos. There is one blow hole.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Location of origin
Australia
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
incising
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Australian
Blown
Eggshell
eggshell (animal material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
glass (material)
glassblowing
Incised
incising
Kangaroo
kangaroos, koalas, wombats, possums, and kin
PICTURE, EGG
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Dimensions
5.25 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.964
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11516

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