An intact elephant bird egg, Aepyornis maximus, Madagascar, 17th C. or before

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Dim.: 33 x 22 x 22 cm

Condition: Generally in excellent condition, with a small filled and overpainted hole in the body of ca. 2 x 2 cm, quite possibly due to picking related to archeological activities.

Provenance: Acquired at the Münich Art/Antiques show in 2006 or 2007.
With a certificate by French paleontologist Nicolas Tourment.