Digital Commonwealth

Emu Egg

Item Information

Title:
Emu Egg
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.
Maker:
Lund, V.
Date:
1800–1850
Genre:
glassblowing
carving (processes)
eggshell (animal material)
incising
glass (material)
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
farms
scenes (depictions)
Eggshell
Carved
Blown
Incised
Farm
Scenic
Places:
MassachusettsEssex (county)Essex
Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.)
Extent:
5.5 in. (H) Diameter: 3.5 in.
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Accession #:
1991.954
Identifier:
2729