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Laufer, Berthold.
Ostrich Egg-shell Cups of Mesopotamia and the Ostrich in Ancient and Modern Times.

Chicago Field Museum of Natural History: 1926. Anthropology Leaflet 23.

This booklet covers not only Mesopotamian egg cups, but the hunting and use of ostriches, and ostriches in the art and culture, of ancient Rome, Palestine, Arabia, Egypt, Africa & China, and the contemporary farming of ostriches in Africa and America.

Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 51 pages, 10 line illustrations and 9 full-page b/w plates. Light cover soil, several small closed rips and a small chip on the cover.

Inventory #: 32231
Price: $ 20.00      

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