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Ostrich Egg


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This is a souvenir ostrich egg brought back from the Pacific by Caroline Mayhew, wife of Captain William Mayhew on the ship Warren out of New Bedford. The shell has been carved with a scene including men and pyramids. The Ostrich is a flightless bird, native to Africa.

5 1/2" x 4 1/2"

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