Saturday, March 22, 2014

Emu objects

Here is a comparative photo that verifies that what we have is an emu, not ostrich, egg (this points to the importance of re-examining old catalog entries). The cameo is correctly identified as emu. And here is an emu chick (new arrival) at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (just for fun). Looking forward to seeing both the egg and cameo exhibited and interpreted by the Colonial Milieu team.
Emu Cameo; c. 1890, Beardsley Collection,
Anthropology Museum, Sacramento State 


  1. Wow! Thank you! So good to know what we really have here and also that was 9 seconds of a ridiculous amount of adorableness.

  2. How am I supposed to be working on genealogies when there's a baby emu video to rewatch like six times?

  3. Dr. Castaneda I'm glad that got all cleared up!!

  4. I want an Emu chick for our display!