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  Thai eggshell cloisonné

 

Thailand

Pleuak khai wichit is an art form in which both small and large bird eggshells, such as the hard and strong eggs of ostriches, are decorated. This one is adorned with the portraits of the kings of the Chakri Dynasty. Visible from left to right are Rama IV, Rama V, Rama VI and Rama VII.