Object photography

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Object description

  • English artist
  • Birdcage Model, about 1800
  • Wood
  • probably United Kingdom
  • Anonymous gift, 1979
  • M18036


This is a bird cage model of the base of a ship showing ship construction. It reveals the structural members of the vessel. The close spacing of the beams suggests that this ship was designed to carry heavy cargo loads.