Ostrich Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2730

Description

A large white ostrich egg painted with a ocean view of a square rigged ship, the Sea Witch, under full sail flying the American flag. It is bordered by a red band with a banner at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
eggshell (animal material)
painting (coating)
glass (material)
commemoratives
ships
Eggshell
Blown
Painted
Ship
Commemorative
Nautical
PICTURE, EGG

Inscription

Painted in the banner is: Sea Witch. Painted at the side of the bottom edge of the scene are the initials: T.W.

Associated Building

Subject Sea Witch,

People and Organizations

Sea Witch

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Africa

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.955