Souvenir Emu Egg

Souvenir Emu Egg

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Description
Vertically mounted, brown-speckled emu egg secured to a circular turned wood base by a scrolled wire frame decorated with a kangaroo on ball and garlands of fruit on top and fern leaves on sides. No apparent marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
egg, emu, mounted
date made
1875 - 1900
place made
Europe
Australia: South Australia
Physical Description
egg, emu (egg material)
silver (mounts material)
ebony (base material)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/8 in x 4625 in; 33.9725 cm x 11747.5 cm
ID Number
DL.361496
catalog number
361496
accession number
113605
Credit Line
Bequest of Victor J. Evans (Victor Justice Evans Collection)
subject
Australia
Animals
Souvenirs
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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