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Egg-shaped evening bag made from an emu egg shell, covered with dark purple glass beads and dark and lighter purple Swarovsky crystals in metal settings, arranged in a radiating design. The top of the bag has an 8 ct. Quantum cut amethyst. Interior is lined in light purple velvet and gold braid...

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Until 2008, collection of artist and donor Shirley M. Bierman, Rancho Mirage, CA; Gift of Bierman and her husband Edward to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Edward and Shirley M. Bierman

American, early 21st century

Object Place

United States


Height x width x circumference: 5 x 6 x 5 7/8 in.(12.7 x 15.2 x 15 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Emu egg, glass beads, glass stones (Swarovsky crystals), amethyst, gold-plated metal, glass mirror, silk velvet lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts