<em>Ostrich Shell Vessel</em>, 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)

Ostrich Shell Vessel

Medium: Eggshell, metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1st millennium B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 x 4 3/4 in. (20.3 x 12.1 cm)


Accession Number: 2015.65.35

Image: CUR.2015.65.35_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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