Ostrich Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-11510

Description

A cream colored ostrich egg with bands of incised carving, suggesting Egyptian influence. The carving is in three bands: the top suggests hieroglyphics; the middle shows figures in action hunting, boating, etc. as well as one motif showing three peaks- possibly the pyramids; the bottom band shows a repeated figure wearing a turban.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
Egyptian (ancient)
Egyptian Revival
hieroglyphics
Eggshell
Blown
Egyptian
Carved
Hieroglyphics
PICTURE, EGG

Associated Building

Used At Stow-Day House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Africa

Dimensions

6.5 (H), 5.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.960