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Emu Egg

1991.954 (RS21528)

Description

Decorated emu egg showing a farm scene (pasture, fence, trees, barn, and two horses in the foreground). It is a naturally dark shell. It is skillfully carved to incorporate the natural color changes (grey to white) into its design. The scene is bordered by one band of outside color and one of medium grey with zig-zag lines.

Details

Maker
Possibly Lund, V. (Maker)
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Incised at the bottom of the scene is: V. LUND
Location of origin
Australia
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
incising
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Blown
Carved
carving (processes)
Eggshell
eggshell (animal material)
Farm
farms
glass (material)
glassblowing
Incised
incising
PICTURE, EGG
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
Dimensions
5.5 (H), 3.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.954
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2729

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