easter egg

Hen's egg decorated for Easter with appplied coloured wax over a design outlined in black. An oval panel on each side with a design of three stems of flowers in various colours tied with a bow beneath, these two panels separated by three bands running along the middle of the length of the egg. The central band a grid of squares, some filled in to form a pattern of green, black and yellow. The two bands to either side have a diagonal lattice pattern, some filled with red.

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