Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird figure
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • bird figure, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 10.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6136

The figure of a bird has narrow black and red stripes on either side of the head with a wide stripe below. It has round yellow and black eyes and red and black detail on the opening in the beak. The areas between the stripes and around the eyes and the beak are natural wood color. The wings are folded at the sides. There is green on top with natural wood color on the bottom with black detail. It has a grey body and black feet.