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Allegorical Scene
1675 – 1725
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
jade pendent with zoomorphic design, with abstract representation of animal form, possibly a bird. Notchs on the edge and worn relief carvings on the surface indicate that the pendant was probably recarved from a broken jade object from an earlier era.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Zoomorphic pendant
8700 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Herdboy and Buffalo in the Moonlight
1200 – 1399
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Laurent Hubert
Design for a Clock Case
1760 – 1770
Museum Purchase

Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ritual Staff
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
A small, thin, porcelain bowl with an everted, foliate rim, on a foot ring.  It is painted in an underglaze blue decoration of birds and flowers, separated into eight panels on both the interior and exterior, and covered in a clear glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1573 – 1619
Museum purchase made possible by the Augusta Plumer Weiss Memorial Fund
Chinese ink painting on scroll with poem, ducks and flowers.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Scroll)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
The Hindu God Ganesha sits atop a large white bird (a stork?). He holds the following objects in three of his four hands: a sword, lotus flower, and prayer beads. The stork also has a string of beads hanging from its beak. The landscape is plain and green, and a stream of water flows below.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Elephant-Headed Figure on a White Bird
1835 – 1845
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Centered on the page of this print are two figures. They are dressed in white shirts, with red capes over their left sholders and matching pants, both trimmed in blue. Both figures are also wearing red cone-shaped headdresses that have a large circular decoration attached with red and blue concentric circles. Both figures are faceless and have black hair. The figures hold black round objects. They are depicted in movement.
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Quetzales
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase

Lime Stick with Bird
1000 – 1200
Gift of Ms. Bettina Schwimmer

Artist Unknown - South American
Bird Shaped Whistle
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita