An egg from the extinct elephant bird.
Ca. 30cm. long
Broken in to very many pieces. In the past there have been
several attempts to bond the pieces back together, none very
successful. At least three different types of old adhesive were
found all over the pieces.
The object was cleaned and the old glue removed before it was
Photos of the completed treatment, click on the image for a larger
1. The object before treatment
2. The object after the completed treatment
3. A close up of the egg before treatment
4. The same area after treatment
5. A few pieces yet to be fitted into