Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird figure
  • R. Blackned
    active: United States
  • bird figure, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Montreal, Canada
  • juniper wood, string
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13 x 8 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2399

The stylized bird figure, possibly a partridge, is made of bundled twigs kept together with string. The neck extends up to create the top of the head, and a second bundle creates the bottom part of the head, leaving an open space. It has three legs.