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White egg-shaped evening bag made from an emu egg shell, covered in white glass beads with a wisteria design in metal wire and gemstones, bordered with glass aurora borealis stones (Swarovsky crystals) in metal settings. Interior is lined in light pink velvet and gold braid trim with a mirror on...

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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: 5 x 6 in., 15 cm (12.7 x 15.2 cm, 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Emu egg, glass beads, glass stones (Swarovsky crystals) pink sapphire, morganite, emerald, pink tourmaline, tanzanite, amethyst, gold-plated metal, glass mirror, velvet lining, metallic cord trim


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