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Decorated ostrich egg

Miscellaneous Antiquities

Object connections:

Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (Africa) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAB0206
Description Ostrich egg, with hole at the top to blow out the contents, painted in oilswith an oval scene of African life. A tribesman stands in front of a hut with two other huts in the near foreground and a plam tree. The mountains in the backgrounds are stipple painted as is most of the rest of the picture. Badly faded inscription reads: 'Souvenir From South Africa.'
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials inorganic: calcium
Measurements Overall: 160 mm x 140 mm
  • Decorated ostrich egg (AAB0206)
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