Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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long necked bird
  • Africa
  • long necked bird, late 1800s–1950
  • wood, bone, staining, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 29 x 6.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3104

The large ostrich-like bird has long legs and a long neck. The bird is black, but the beak and eyes are bone. The incised lines on the wings indicate feathers. It has a rectangular base.