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Birds and Humans

This photograph depicts a downward view of a person’s lap and hands, which hold a bird nest with four small eggs inside.
Keith Carter
Bird Nest & Eggs
1992
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
2013/2.109
Wang Wu
Bird on a Plum Branch
1632 – 1690
hanging scroll, ink and color | silk
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1965/2.58
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
ink, opaque watercolor, gold | paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1985/2.138
A dark blue-bodied God sits on the back of a pigeon. The figure holds a wheel/chakra, conch shell, scepter/ gong, and a lotus flower. A vast open green plane takes up the surroundings, and a stream of water is shown below.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Vishnu on a Bird
1835 – 1845
ink, opaque watercolor | paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1987/1.249
This painting inculdes the seal of the artist Ren Xun. A crane stands in the foreground, with it's head and beak turned toward the viewer, revealing a patch of orangish red on its face. A pine tree arches across the background above.
Ren Xun (Jen Hsün)
Crane, Pine and Bamboo
1860 – 1887
ink | paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1987/1.265
John James Audubon
Canada Warbler
19th century
hand-colored aquatint | paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.127
Burkinabé
Bird Mask
20th century
wood |
Gift of Dr. Douglas C. Kelley
2000/1.35
A small hollow sculpture of a bird resting on tripod feet, with a globular body, a beaked head, a curled tail, with peircings to the body.  There is a dark brown glaze applied to the top half of the figure.
Chinese
Bird-shaped Whistle
8th century
earthenware, glaze |
Museum Purchase
1995/1.52
Baton in the form of a Hornbill Bird
1935 – 1945
carved wood |
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mickelsen.

1984/2.76
Wayne Thiebaud
Bird, from the portfolio "Recent Etchings II"
1979
aquatint and etching | paper
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.28
Standing bronze figure with recto/verso. The silhouette of the body is rectangular in shape. The heads on both side are simply rendered with rounded eyes and a pursed -lip mouth on one, a button nose on the other; bodies are supported by short legs; sides loosely suggest representations of male and female anatomy with side-by-side scallop shells suggesting a breasted chest on one side, an upward facing frog/toad in the phallus area on the reverse side.
Max Ernst
Janus Bird (Oiseau Janus)
1973
bronze |
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron
1987/1.160
Carved wood headdress in the form of a bird's head and neck. The beak is open and the head is covered with leather, some of which is red. There is also string wrapped around the head of the bird. The crest above the beak is covered with red seeds, possibly abrus seeds. The long, curved neck is attached to a flat disc, through which leather straps have been inserted. The strap at the bottom of the neck is also attached to the back of the bird's head as well. 
Hunter's Bird Decoy Headdress
1945 – 1955
wood, abrus seeds, leather, string |
Gift of Dale E. Rice
1982/2.63

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83 Collection Object Sources

Bird Nest & Eggs (2013/2.109)
Canada Warbler (1955/1.127)
Bird Mask (2000/1.35)
Beaded Coronet (1997/1.345)
Birds in a Tree (1976/2.103)
Cockfight (1958/1.105)
Bar on the Beach (2013/2.349)
Boy and Chicken (1981/2.31)
The Poultry Man (1983/2.164)
Birds at Home (2013/2.103)
Hiroshima Series (1997/1.533.3)
Pigeon Coop (2013/2.351)
Standing Hornbill (1986/2.145)
Hiroshima Series (1997/1.533.6)
An Incident (1943.122)
Tisza-Szalka (1985/1.125.2)
You will not escape (2008/1.152.72)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.5)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.13)

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