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Ostrich Egg

1991.955 (RS21533)

Description

A large white ostrich egg painted with a ocean view of a square rigged ship, the Sea Witch, under full sail flying the American flag. It is bordered by a red band with a banner at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Painted in the banner is: Sea Witch. Painted at the side of the bottom edge of the scene are the initials: T.W.
Location of origin
Africa
Associated Building
Subject Sea Witch. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
painting (coating)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Blown
Commemorative
commemoratives
Eggshell
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
glassblowing
Nautical
Painted
painting (coating)
PICTURE, EGG
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Ship
ships
People and organizations
Sea Witch
Dimensions
7 1/2 (H), 5 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.955
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2730

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