This finely detailed figurine depicts a male rose-ringed parakeet, distinguished by the ring around his neck. A subspecies of these birds live in India, and are common as pets. This decorative piece displays elegant engraving techniques that recreate a sense of the birds feathers and identifying features.
Gift of Henry LeGrand Cannon
Curated by Samantha Weinberg
“Bird Ornament,” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/557.