This schematized image of a long-legged bird is possibly a crane, a symbol of vigilance and watchfulness in Christian art. This bird has a long red beak and legs, and faces toward the viewer’s left. The body is outlined in black; the black eye is surrounded by small red chips. The body is composed of stones of pale gray, dark gray, and white with a black area on the wings.
(Elie Borowski [1913-2003], Basel, Switzerland);
purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth,1972.