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La Cage Ouverte tapestry
  • Jean Picart Le Doux, artist
    active: France
    Atelier Pinton, manufacturer
    founded 1867
  • La Cage Ouverte tapestry, circa 1947
  • Where object was made: France
  • wool, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 149.86 x 185.42 cm
    Object Height/Width: 59 x 73 in
  • Museum purchase: Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0169

Woven tapestry depicting a cylindrical birdcage with a domed top with a finial shaped like a ball on top of a cone. Inside the cage are four birds. There is an open door the left of the cage, about halfway down, with a bird exiting. There is another bird just outside the door. There is also a bird outside the cage on the right side, near the middle. There are flame-lie shapes around the cage which have vertical stripes and dots. There is an allover pattern of grass in the background.