Paint-Decorated Ostrich Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-11511

Description

A cream colored ostrich egg with painted patriotic designs in red, white, blue and gold. It has two major motifs: one is a massed flag design; the other is an eagle on a flag design with a blue banner. A swag, tassel and star band encircles the top. Some green and brown branches with leaves complete the flag design. There is a gold border around the bottom and the egg has two blow holes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
eggshell (animal material)
painting (coating)
glass (material)
flags
patriotism
Eggshell
Blown
Painted
Patriotism
Flag
Eagle
PICTURE, EGG

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Africa

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

7 1/2 (H), 5 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.961