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A very white ostrich egg with an incised decoration of three major motifs, suggesting that this was a wedding present. The first motif has: initials, a date, and hearts with arrows surrounded by olive branches, drapes and a ribbon. The second motif has a pastorial scene with a couple sitting on a river bank. The man has a staff and pipe. The last motif has the scales of justice and a sword, also a geometric design along the top and bottom. An old cord is attached to the top.
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
eggshell (animal material)
Incised in the first motif is: INAF/1802.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
6.25 (H), 4.5 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little