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Glass bottle shaped like a bird

Translucent pale blue green.Cylindrical neck, flaring at top and merging at bottom with rounded, stylized body of a bird, tapering to form tail; pushed-in bottom.Broken and repaired, with rim and top of neck mi... more

Anthropomorphic Bird Figure

Colombia or Ecuador

Bird Pendant

Tropical Costa Rica is the habitat of an enormous number of bird species, many of which acquired symbolic dimensions in depictions in stone. This pendant, made of a jadeite of great clarity, features a toucan. ... more

Temple with Bird

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero

Glass bottle in the shape of a bird

Translucent blue.Trefoil, slightly thickened and rounded rim, turned to one side from body; long neck, expanding downwards, that merges with horizontal ovoid body, drawn out at back into a long, thin tail with ... more

Glass bottle in the shape of a bird

Translucent pale blue green.Long, solid, rounded beak; head projecting forward and slightly downward, attached to tubular neck that merges with plump body.Broken, with back part of body and tail missing; few bu... more

Bird Ornament

Compared to the large quantities of spectacular metal objects found in lavish elite burials of Peru's Moche people, the tombs of the contemporary Nazca people of the south have yielded few gold objects. Usually... more

Two Bird Ornaments

Compared to the large quantities of spectacular metal objects found in lavish elite burials of Peru's Moche people, the tombs of the contemporary Nazca people of the south have yielded few gold objects. Usually... more

Glass bottle shaped like a bird

Colorless with blue green tinge.Everted, possibly trefoil, rim; cylindrical neck, expanding to merge with ovoid body, drawn out at back to form stylized tail, rounded on top and pinched in below; pushed-in bott... more

Bird Ornament

Compared to the large quantities of spectacular metal objects found in lavish elite burials of Peru's Moche people, the tombs of the contemporary Nazca people of the south have yielded few gold objects. Usually... more

Tripod Bird Bowl

A favored vessel type of the Maya lowlands was one made in the shape of a tropical bird, perhaps a cormorant, in the act of catching a fish in its beak. The bird's forehead is marked with a disk, probably depic... more

Shard with Bird

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Bird

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Bird

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Bird

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Hanging Fragment with Bird and Basket

The brilliantly colored, painterly depiction of a blue bird and a basket of grapes is typical of the figural naturalism of the late Greco-Roman period. Originally part of a series of decorated bands composing ... more

Bird

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Bird Warrior Bottle

Stirrup-spout bottles were the privileged ceramic medium used by Moche artists in the expression of complex ideological messages. Moche slip-painted vessels were typically bichrome, with red decoration on white... more

Bird Pendant

Costa Rica

Bird Pendant

Costa Rica

Plaque from a Casket with a bird

Bone plaques were used to decorate couches, chests, and other furniture. Some were carved in relief; others were carved in intaglio with the incised designs often filled with colored wax. Both styles could be u... more

Bird Finial

Colombia

Bird Ornament

Colombia, Sinu River, Caribbean lowlands

Bird Pendant

Colombia, Sinu River, Caribbean lowlands

Mace Head, Bird

Costa Rica

Bird Pin or Spatula

The bird at the top of this spatula is worked in a style found in the art of Tiwanaku, an influential city-state of the second half of the first millennium A.D. in the highland basin of Lake Titicaca in modern ... more

Bird Finial

Perched atop a thimble-shaped cap, a bird figure adorns this gold staff finial, a decorative element that would have once crowned a wood staff. The bird’s tail bears a chevron design, and the chest is ornamente... more

Flying bird

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian

Shield Mount in the Shape of Bird

Made in Northern France

Purse Mount in the Form of a Bird

These objects were used as decorative appliqués on a purse that would have hung from a strap.

Shield Mount in the Shape of Bird

Made in Northern France

Purse Mount in the Form of a Bird

These objects were used as decorative appliqués on a purse that would have hung from a strap.

Vessel in the Shape of a Bird

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Bird Ornament

This delicate shell pendant depicts a long-necked water bird with the head of a deity fused to its breast. The bird spreads its wings, with the feathers indicated with light, u-shaped incisions, and arches its ... more

Bird Head Hacha

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz

Bowl with Bird Design

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz

Double Bird Pendant

Panama, Cocle Province, Rio Parita region

Bowl with bird

Made in large quantities in Hunan Province in southwest China, small bowls such as this were widely traded, particularly to centers in West Asia. More than 50,000 similar pieces were recently excavated from a s... more

Pendant with Bird

Colombia, Bogota and Tunja region, Guatavita Lake region

Bowl with Bird and Flowers

This earthenware bowl is one of the finest examples of the "Sari" type, named after the Iranian town near the Caspian Sea where the wares were once thought to have been made. The highly stylized, brightly color... more

Bird Finial

Staff heads or finials are among the more unusual objects from ancient Colombia and are functionally not well understood. They were quite common only in the Sinú region in northwestern Colombia, where they were... more

Relief with a Bird

This relief, cut down from a larger composition, shows an imaginary bird, a cock with a griffin-like head, set within foliage. It is from Salerno, where it was said to have been built into the masonry of a ch... more

Bird from BL Arundel 547, f. 22v

Decorated initial with a bird. Image taken from f. 22v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Bird Pendant

The Muisca people lived in the fertile basins in the high mountains of the eastern Andes near the present capital of Colombia, Santa Fe de Bogotá. As there were no sources of gold in their territory, they barte... more

Bird Pendant

This pendant is an elegant example of the command of the goldsmith's art that existed for so many centuries in ancient Colombia. The Precolumbian peoples of the gold-rich regions of northern South America worke... more

Bird Pendant

This bird pendant has the spread-wing-and-tail configuration characteristic of pendants made in Costa Rica and Panama, but it is more ornate than Isthmian examples. Braided and spiral elements and small gold ba... more

Bowl, Bird Head on Rim

United States, Missouri

Bowl with Stylized Bird

Amul ware is named after a town in northern Iran where early collectors obtained several examples of this type of ceramic, but the actual production site is unknown. These wares are coated with a thick creamy s... more

Bowl, Bird Head on Rim

United States, Missouri

Necklace with Bird, Circle and Cylinder Beads

Glass beads were popular jewelry elements in the Islamic world. While some colorful glass beads were made in imitation of precious stones, the marvered glass beads on this necklace were appreciated as well and ... more

Bird Spatula

The area near the town of Popayán in the upper Cauca River area of Colombia has produced a number of handsome gold objects that are not related to any other styles. Of considerable visual appeal and superior cr... more

Bowl, Bird Head on Rim

United States, Missouri

Bird Ornament

Costa Rica

Bowl with Bird of Prey

The bird’s hooked beak signals that it is a bird of prey. It may be a falcon trained for the hunt. Falconry or hawking was enjoyed by the aristocracy, who generally hunted with trained predators. Practical manu... more

Bowl, Bird Head on Rim

United States, Missouri

Nûshîrvân, asleep with his head in the lap of his devoted minister Buzurjmihr, had his jeweled armlet stolen by a bird and unjustly accuses his minister of the theft.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Figure of a Predatory Bird

Ceramic figurines are among the most common extant form of Islamic sculpture produced in Muslim ateliers from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. A major center of production during the twelfth and thirteen... more