About this object


These pieces were in the collection of the Arch Bishop of Nairobi, circa 1945.

Cultural context

An early example of Kamba tourist art.

Physical description

Light brown wood bird figure. The black and red painted wings are resting at the sides of the body. There is a rounded chest, a cylindrical neck, a round head with nails for eyes, and a downward angled beak. Long legs are bent back, standing on a flat oval base.