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bird figure
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • bird figure, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 26.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5666

The small figure of a bird is on top of a short staff or handle. The bird is stylized, with very little detail, just a head and a beak. The body is merely hinted at and the feet are hinted at on the bottom of the body. It is flat on the back. The handle is a straight cylinder, slightly smaller under a ridge about halfway down. It is a light natural color.