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1994, Hand Painted Ostrich Egg, Signed V.S, Depicting the Basuto people and the Basuto pony breed from South Africa

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  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Ostrich egg, pencil, Acrylic paint, Black permanent pen
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
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This hand painted ostrich egg is signed V.S - 1994 and has inscribed, Basuto. The painting on this egg represents the Basuto people and the Basuto pony breed from Basutoland in South Africa.

The image of the warrior represents the historical significance of 1880-81, also known for the 'Gun War' in which the Sotho (also Basuto or Basotho) people of Basutoland (present-day Lesotho) threw off the rule by the Cape Colony. It is one of the few examples in Southern African history of black Africans’ winning a conflict with colonial powers in the 19th century.

The other pencil drawn image depicts 'the Basuto pony breed' from Lesotho and South Africa. The Basuto is considered a small horse, since it possesses horse-like characteristics, such as an exceptionally long stride.

The art-naif quality of this folk art piece has great aesthetic beauty. A fabulous example of indigenous African art laden with significance because it documents culture and history.

In great vintage condition.
As seen in photo 4, this incision is where the yolk was removed from.
The medium of the art work on this egg is graphite pencil and acrylic paint.

Measures: 16 cm x 12 cm at Widest Diameter or 6.29'' x 4.72'' at Widest Diameter.
Weighs: 247 g.

All items are dispatched 'signed and tracked' with Portuguese Ctt Mail.

If postage costs to your specific country can not be found here, please request an exact price. Prices will not vary from one of the already existing quotes on this page.
This hand painted ostrich egg is signed V.S - 1994 and has inscribed, Basuto. The painting on this egg represents the Basuto people and the Basuto pony breed from Basutoland in South Africa.

The image of the warrior represents the historical significance of 1880-81, also known for the 'Gun War' in which the Sotho (also Basuto or Basotho) people of Basutoland (present-day Lesotho) threw off the rule by the Cape Colony. It is one of the few examples in Southern African history of black Africans’ winning a conflict with colonial powers in the 19th century.

The other pencil drawn image depicts 'the Basuto pony breed' from Lesotho and South Africa. The Basuto is considered a small horse, since it possesses horse-like characteristics, such as an exceptionally long stride.

The art-naif quality of this folk art piece has great aesthetic beauty. A fabulous example of indigenous African art laden with significance because it documents culture and history.

In great vintage condition.
As seen in photo 4, this incision is where the yolk was removed from.
The medium of the art work on this egg is graphite pencil and acrylic paint.

Measures: 16 cm x 12 cm at Widest Diameter or 6.29'' x 4.72'' at Widest Diameter.
Weighs: 247 g.

All items are dispatched 'signed and tracked' with Portuguese Ctt Mail.

If postage costs to your specific country can not be found here, please request an exact price. Prices will not vary from one of the already existing quotes on this page.

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