Public Art

Zuni Bird Charmer

By Walker Hancock
Category: Sculpture


Hancock was commissioned to produce a statue as a memorial to Mrs. Jessie Tennille Maschmeyer by her widower, Augustus. The sculpture of a Zuni bird charmer was carefully designed to both fit its prominent setting in front of the Bird House and to reflect Mrs. Maschmeyer’s interests in children and bird-watching. The sculpture originally incorporated a drinking fountain.

Dimensions: 5′ x 4′ x 3′
Year Completed: 1931
Material: Bronze with granite pedestal
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: Augustus Maschmeyer

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