Ostrich egg

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From the 6th century BCE, ostrich eggs begin to appear in tombs as part of the funerary offerings, together with the new ritual of burial documented in the Semitic world from that date.

Their appearance, as a clearly religious symbol, probably relates to the idea of resurrection or life force associated with them. They are usually open at the top and decorated, although not always, in red, representing outlines of leaves and eight-petalled rosettes.