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An Egg of an Elephant Bird

An Egg of an Elephant Bird

An Egg of an Elephant Bird

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An Egg of an Elephant Bird 

Aepyornis maximus

Pre-17th Century

Madagascar


12 by 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm). 10⅓ inches (26.3 cm) in diameter. 3 lbs., 15.5 oz. (1804 grams).


This Aepyornis maximus egg displays a sandy, off-white color palette, with no erosion or abrasions to the surface. X-rays reveal some repaired cracks which are otherwise not visible to the naked eye; overall a very attractive specimen.

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