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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Ostrich Egg (Struthio camelus), about 1820
  • Cape of Good Hope, Africa
  • H: 5 in, W: 6 1/4 in, D: 5 in (H: 12.7 cm, W: 15.9 cm, D: 12.7 cm)
  • Gift of Capt. Benjamin Carpenter, before 1821
  • EIMS502.1
Ostrich egg (Struthio camelus) Cape of Good Hope, Africa Gift of Captain Benjamin Carpenter, before 1821 EIMS502.1 During travels to many parts of the globe, members of Salem's East India Marine Society collected the eggs of different birds. This large specimen is an ostrich egg.

INSCRIPTION

"Struthio camelus"

SPECIAL COLLECTION

East India Marine Society Collection

DESCRIPTION

This is an ostrich egg with a hole at one end. Further remarks: Eggs of a variety of birds, including the ostrich, were brought back to the New World by East India Marine Society members.

Exhibition History

  • East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present