Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • birdcage, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, metal, paper, feathers
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 71 x 48 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 15/16 x 18 7/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7214

The rectangular birdcage has two spire-like roof sections, one on each end, and a much smaller gable roof between. There is a small door in the front center of the birdcage. The cage structure is made from dowels and the bars of the cage are thin wooden sticks. There are "U" shaped metal feet on the bottom at the intersection for each dowel. It is light brown.

The oval sheet of paper dangles from the center roof section. It is decorated with an image of a brown bird on a tree branch with tufts of green leaves all done in feathers.