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Set of Six Bronze Age Ostrich Eggs - FF.036
Origin: Jericho
Circa: 2700 BC to 2100 BC
Dimensions: 5.8" (14.7cm) high x 4.5" (11.4cm) wide
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Egg Shell

Additional Information: Individually Priced
Location: Great Britain
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Throughout antiquity, the ostrich was esteemed as a noble bird, prized for its size, its speed, its feathers and its eggs. The pharaohs of Egypt are depicted hunting the ostrich, and fans made from the tail feathers have been valued because of their unusual size and perfect shape. In the Biblical era, the rare eggs were something turned into offering vessels or lamps for sacred shrines. Who gave these gifts to some unknown god, hoping to win the favor of the deity? These graceful objects act like a key to the past, opening the doors of the imagination. - (FF.036)


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