The Last Laugh - Harmony Kingdom Dodo Bird
As seen on the gravestone, the last sighting of the now extinct dodo bird was in 1681. A passenger pigeon, once one of the most numerous birds on the planet, carves the epitaph. Little does he realize that he too will soon be extinct. “Martha 29 1914” pays homage to the last passenger pigeon that died in the Cincinnati Zoo. “Ireland?” refers to Peter's possible relocation to Ireland and “Felix” commemorates the horse of Peter's wife, Andrea.
The tin can and human footprint signify man's role in earth's ecological crisis. Peter’s mouse is nestled in the wing of the pigeon. Inside, you will find gravestones of other animals with their dates of extinction. Hallmarks include ©, 99, HBC logo, ed.#, and Pc.
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Carving Date: 1999 - Retired
2.87" long, 2.32" wide, 3.62" high
All photographs are of the actual piece you will receive.