Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cockatoo figure and perch
  • unknown maker from Mexico
  • cockatoo figure and perch, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • papier-mâché, paint, metal, brass?
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 40 x 18.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 15 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 9 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width: b 65 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Width: b 25 9/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6250.a,b

The large cockatoo figure (2007.6250.a) has a yellow body and light blue and black detail. The head has a large light blue comb with dark blue detail. The beak is yellow and light brown. The wings and tail are light blue to yellow with dark blue detail.

The perch (2007.6250.b) is a horseshoe shape with a rod across the bottom and a short vertical rod to hold the bird. The perch is silver colored metal with a short length of brass (?) chain at the top for hanging.