Group of Ptarmigan
4 x 5 1/2 x 8 in. (10.2 x 14 x 20.3 cm)
Medium and Support:
Gift of Mrs. Harmar Brereton
Location: Not currently on view
"Art from the Arctic: Inuit Prints and Sculpture" (11/20/09-2/14/10) exhibition label text:
The ptarmigan, a bird about the size of a small chicken, lives in the Arctic all year. To withstand the cold, feathers cover its beak and feet. Its feathers change with the seasons – white for winter and brown when the snow melts.
Curated by Cynthia Culbert