Catalog of Crosses

The grace of birds in flight, as well as their dignity on perches, explains why humans have often viewed them as embodiments of deities, angels, and messengers. This birdlike glass vessel comes from ancient Phoenicia. The “nest” of a wire bowl is inscribed with words from a Tibetan prayer: “Do not abandon me…” When the doors of the two-tier box are open, they suggest the horizontal span of a cross.