Cricket Cage (possibly India), late 19th century
Ivory, silk (cord and tassel). Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. 1916-19-103-a,b.
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.