RELICS OF EXTINCT BIRDS: A FEATHER OF A ESKIMO CURLEW, NUMENIUS BOREALIS
Western Arctic Tundra, Last confirmed sighting Barbados 1963, in display box, of Natural History interest,
the feather 43mm long
Presumed extinct since 1963. Once one of the most numerous North American birds, with some 2 million a year being slaughtered in the late 19th century.
Provenance: from the collection of celebrated taxidermist Barry Williams.
Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary reinterpretation of a Pre-Enlightenment Wunderkabinett or Cabinet of Curiosities. It is the creation of artist and writer Viktor Wynd, who has just opened a Falmouth branch of his museum inside the National Maritime Museum. His most recent book 'The UnNatural History Museum' was published by Prestel in 2020.
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