Emu Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2729

Description

Decorated emu egg showing a farm scene (pasture, fence, trees, barn, and two horses in the foreground). It is a naturally dark shell. It is skillfully carved to incorporate the natural color changes (grey to white) into its design. The scene is bordered by one band of outside color and one of medium grey with zig-zag lines.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
incising
glass (material)
farms
scenes (depictions)
Eggshell
Carved
Blown
Incised
Farm
Scenic
PICTURE, EGG

Inscription

Incised at the bottom of the scene is: V. LUND

Associated Building

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

Maker

Possibly Lund, V. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Australia

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5.5 (H), 3.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.954