Noah's egg - UCD Digital Library

Noah's egg

Abstract: Joynt (b.1966, Kerry) was commissioned by leading horse-trainer Dermot Weld to make this sculpture for the new Veterinary Medicine building. The quote beside the piece 'Omne vivum ex ovo' means all things come from the egg. Sperm like shapes cover the surface of the egg and include depictions of bulls, rats and hamsters as well as man. The sculpture is decorated with small holes, which create a planetarium-like effect when viewed from the pointed end.

In collection Sculptures in University College Dublin

Original version
Date created:
Type of Resource
three dimensional object
Physical description
1 sculpture
Location of original
University College Dublin, between O'Reilly Hall and Veterinary Science Centre.
Rights note
The rights and licensing information apply to the photographs of the sculpture not the sculpture itself. Copyright of the photographs rests with the photographer.
Art original   linked data (marcgt)
Joynt, Rachel, 1966- -- Noah's egg
University College Dublin. UCD Estate Services
Suggested credit
"Noah's egg," held by UCD Estate Services. © University College Dublin. Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information from the UCD Sculpture Trail brochures. — Metadata creation date: 2017-11-29

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