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one of a set of bird figures
  • Nigeria
  • one of a set of bird figures
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • horn, beads, carving
  • Object Height: 36 cm
    Object Height: 14 1/8 in
  • gift of Mr. Hyacinth D. Ubamabu
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0137.01

One of a set of two highly stylized bird figures, each carved from a single dark brown horn. The birds have long thin legs and long thin beaks at the top, which follows the natural curve of the horn. There are small white beads set into the horn for the eyes.