Magnificent Egg of an Aepyornis Maximus, Extinct Elephant Bird.
An enormous egg reconstituted from large and small Aepyornis eggshell fragments that are found in the southern sands of Madagascar. In comparison, an Aepyornis egg holds a volume 8 to 12 times greater than that of an ostrich ; and represents the equivalent of 170 hen's eggs.
Dating : On site, these eggshells are dated to be around 20 000 years old, but they could be a bit younger or possibly older... still, definitly 'subfossils'.
Mounted on gilt stand.
Origin : South of Madagascar
Size ( egg only ) : 13 1/2 inches X 9 1/8 inches or 33.5 cm X 23 cm.
Weight ( egg only ) : 1970g
Very solid 3-5mm wall.
Biggest Egg Known to Man.
Bigger than any Dinosaurs eggs.