Ostrich Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-11512

Description

A cream colored ostrich egg with an ostrich motif. The front of the egg shows two ostriches sitting in the sand with grass and two palm trees in the background. The back of the egg has three motifs suggesting Aboriginal war instruments. This is the reason for placing this egg in Australia.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
eggshell (animal material)
painting (coating)
glass (material)
deserts
figure- and animal-derived motifs
ostrich
Eggshell
Blown
Painted
Ostrich
Desert
PICTURE, EGG

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Australia

Dimensions

6.5 (H), 5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.962