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Object ID # 1983.111.021
Object Name Figurine
Title Plaster Nest Egg
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 20th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Plaster egg (nest egg).
Makers mark None
Provenance Unknown. Last owned by Rick Harrison of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Agricultural Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Plaster
Dimensions L-6.5 Cir-15.1 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function Placing a real egg or an artificial egg in a hen's nest would induce her to keep laying eggs in that nest, rather than selecting hidden or unusual nesting spots that would be hard for the farmer to find.