Tuesday, April 17, 2007

bird



i am so taken with this bird. i want to pick it up. i love the curves and the patina and the strange way it sits on backwards knees. it is so pretty for a bird that is not so pretty. i can not explain it. silver and gilt wood, first century bc.

4 comments:

casapinka said...

Everything about this bird is EXACTLY as it should be. Perfection (sigh.)

Anna said...

It does have a really nice form...

Anonymous said...

I have a copy of this made from metal and soapstone that I got in Egypt, I adore it! It is the animal (Ibis) form of the Egyptian God Thoth, god of science, religion, philosophy, and magic. Pretty cool stuff, but I was glad to see it up on your blog!
-Cortney

nonchalant said...

Amy, has anyone told you "you have good taste"