Bird of Prey

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A small stylised bird, painted grey, standing on a flat base. It has a prominent hooked beak and small feather crest on its head, and light brown paint staining on the beak and a small area on the chest.

Ronald Moody is probably best known for his wood carvings and sculptures of the human form. He originally trained as a dentist but was inspired to learn to sculpt after visiting the British Museum in the 1920s.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery



Bird of Prey






H 22 x W 12 x D 19.5 cm

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gift from the Trustees of the Ronald Moody Estate, 2018

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