La Huppe (The Hoopoe)

Gérard Gabayen

La Huppe (The Hoopoe)


The Hoopoe is a migratory bird, ubiquitous in Senegal. It has a storied history - considered sacred in Ancient Egypt, a code symbolizing child heirs in the Old Kingdom, a symbol of virtue in Persia, and the king of birds in Ancient Greek comedies… !

2019
Acrylic on canvas


53 x 41 in (134,5 x 104 cm)

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