figure (art)

Painted clay zoomorphic figure of an ostrich, ridden by a man wearing a cloth around his waist, which trails to the ground, and a hat. The man's left leg is detached. The ostrich is composed of many different interlocking animals. The figure stands on an ornate red and green oval base, with gold cherubs and silver flowers around the edge.

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