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Barn Swallow Nest (Hirundo Rustica) by Sharon Beals

Contemporary
United States

“Barn Swallows have been cementing their mud nests to human dwellings for more than 2,000 years. On a vertical face, they build a semicircular cone; and on a platform, a thick rounded cup. This nest was collected in Manchuria and shipped in this colorful box. In the 1800s, their forked tails adorned the bonnets of the fashionable; the outcry for their welfare led to the formation of the Audubon Society.”

Archival print on etching paper, framed
Framed with no borders (print to edge) and UV plexi glazing.

Dimensions: 61″W x 2″D x 62″H

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Contemporary