This is a fully detailed and life sized carving. It is hand carved out of basswood and painted in acrylics. The male cardinal measures 7-1/2 inches from the tip of the beak to the end of the tail. The female cardinal measures 7 inches from the side of the face to the end of the tail. It stands 10-1/2 inches including the base. The birds are mounted on a hand carved wooden base. Glass eyes and the feet are made from bronze.