Ostrich Shell Vessel
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1st millennium B.C.E.
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Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
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Ostrich Shell Vessel, ca. 1st millennium B.C.E. Eggshell, metal, 8 x 4 3/4 in. (20.3 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.35. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.35_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
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An ostrich egg, with metal fittings having a small flared neck on one end and a narrow tubular neck on the other end. The metal fittings are incised with animal features--possibly a ram (?).
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