Ostrich Egg

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2733

Description

A small very white ostrich egg finally carved in three motifs. Justice shows a woman with a sword and a child with scales. Fortitude shows a man sitting with a lion in the background. Temperance shows a woman giving a child a drink. All of them are outlined in diamond shaped borders. The top is decorated in a floral pattern with tasseled curtains. The bottom repeats the floral pattern and adds hearts between the motifs. There is a small string hanger in the hole end.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
glassblowing
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
glass (material)
floral patterns
hearts (motifs)
Eggshell
Blown
Carved
Justice
Fortitude
Temperance
Floral
Heart
PICTURE, EGG

Inscription

Carved around the top is: Justice, Temperance, Fortitude .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

6 x 4 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.958