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Take Flight

“My work has, at its heart, a play between many opposite ideas; movement captured by stillness; fragility in nature captured in the strength of industrial, man-made materials; freedom defined within...

Bird

Bird skin once belonging to Ipplepen taxidermist Charles Garside (1881–1981). Some specimens in this donation have labels with much earlier dates, so specimens may have been bought at auction....

Tui or parson bird

The parson bird is more commonly known why the Maori name tui. It is a honey eater and can commonly be seen feeding on nectar from flax flowers. They are...

Bird figurine

Small ceramic models of birds and animals were popular in ancient Cyprus. This is a formalised bird figure with its wings and tail styled into a “cape-like” form, and its...

Sculpture of a bird

This sculptural fragment shows the body of a bird with feathers, and the top of its legs. It was discovered in Exeter and dates from the Roman fortress. It was...

Club

New Caledonia bird headed club, classic style. Often referred to as “hornbill-headed” clubs, although the origin of the form most likely stems from the earlier war-adze types and there are no...

Club

Apart from slings, the battle weapon employed by the island warriors of New Caledonia was the wooden club. This example is carved with a stylized ‘bird’s beak’. Unlike...

Jug

This unusual shape of jug has been in the museum collections for many years but unfortunately no records survive to record where it was found or who donated it to...

Bird arrow

This arrow has a blunt bone point instead of a sharp one. This suggests it was used for stunning prey, such as birds....

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