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A decorated ostrich egg done in line drawings in black and red in scrimshaw style. It is a multi-patterned design that shows a eagle with a banner, two sailing ships, and a coat of arms type large design with flags, a ships sails etc. The top of the egg has a morning glory design and on the bottom is a geometric star, also leaves and small stars are interspersed. There is a remnant of an old blue and red tassel attached to the top.
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
eggshell (animal material)
Incised in the center in the banner is: E Plu/ribus. Unum. Remember Me.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
7.5 (H), 7.5 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little