Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird figure
  • unknown maker from Africa
  • bird figure, late 1800s–1981
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7.5 x 8.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Charles Adams
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0795

This is a ceramic bird, possibly a chicken. The body is a dome, it is hollow with no legs. The head has a comb and raised eyes, with black details. The bird is mottled red and white all over, including the head, beak, body and tail.