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What is this?

Rectangular cage (a) with turned corner posts terminating in pointed finials at top, ball feet; pierced gallery around top edges; hinged door at one side; rectangular, partitioned 'food trough' in cage, next to door; two red and orange ivory birds sit on flat green perch suspended in cage. Orange silk cord attached to ring at top of cage, and decorated with orange and black tassel, flat ivory bird (b), and knotted green bands near tassel.

This is a cricket cage from India. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1916. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

ivory, silk (cord and tassel)

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (cage): 5 x 2.9 x 4 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) L (cord & tassel): 62.3 cm (24 1/2 in.)

This object was catalogued by Carl C. Dauterman and donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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