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Ostrich Egg, ca. 2450 BCE

Ostrich Egg Shell, Gold, Limestone, Lapis Lazuli, Bitumen, Sandstone
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Philadelphia
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Penn Museum
Philadelphia
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Vessel in the shape of an ostrich egg made of gold, lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell, and …

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Vessel in the shape of an ostrich egg made of gold, lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell, and bitumen, hammered from a single sheet of gold and with geometric mosaics at the top and
bottom of the egg. The dazzling array of materials came from trade with neighbors in Afghanistan, Iran, and Anatolia. From the Royal …

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Vessel in the shape of an ostrich egg made of gold, lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell, and …

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Vessel in the shape of an ostrich egg made of gold, lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell, and bitumen, hammered from a single sheet of gold and with geometric mosaics at the top and
bottom of the egg. The dazzling array of materials came from trade with neighbors in Afghanistan, Iran, and Anatolia. From the Royal …

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Unknown Artist

Ostrich Egg, ca. 2450 BCE

Ostrich Egg Shell, Gold, Limestone, Lapis Lazuli, Bitumen, Sandstone
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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