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Barn Swallow Pin

Barn Swallow Pin

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Description
This is a completed wooden carving of a barn swallow, and it shows the complexities of Sadao Oka's carvings. This bird is very spread out with its wings and tail feathers, and Mr. Oka tried to replicate the color and details of the barn swallow by looking at the Audubon identification card (accession number 2016.0117.057). He used all kinds of small tools to first carve out the outline, then morph it into a three dimensional, realistic wooden bird.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
wire (overall material)
metal (overall material)
blue (overall color)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
turquoise (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 3 in x 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2016.0117.093
accession number
2016.0117
catalog number
2016.0117.093
Credit Line
Gift of Jane Oka
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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