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Ostrich Egg And Stand

This is a Ostrich egg and stand. It was after Johannes Meyer. It is dated 17th century and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is carved egg shell (ostrich). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 15 x 11 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Ostrich Egg And Stand; After Johannes Meyer (Swiss, 1655 - 1712); carved egg shell (ostrich); H x diam.: 15 x 11 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-27-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.

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