This elegant ostrich鸵鸟 is hollow空的 on the inside. It is made from a nautilus shell鹦鹉螺. It is a so-called nautilus cup. The spiral-shaped螺旋形core of the shell has been cut off and is covered with a bird's tail. The upper part of the body and legs are made of gilt镀金的；涂金的silver. An amethyst紫水晶has been worked into the head and the eyes of the bird are made of ivory象牙, with the pupils瞳孔 painted in black. The shell itself is painted with garlands花环and birds flapping into ascent. Nautilus cups were popular showpieces展品 in seventeenth-century collections of curiosities古董. A cup like this would only appear on the table on special occasions, at which times you could even drink out of it. Before doing so, the lid (the neck of the upper part of the body) had to be removed from the shell.
on the inside
I also found bits of wood and metal filings on the inside of the cover plate. 我发现电锯盖板里还有木屑和金属屑末
They must have had someone on the inside to help them break in.
That taxi tried to pass me on the inside.