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Decoy

Description

Carved and painted wooden decoy representing a blue-winged teal duck, with black painted body and blue wing tips framed in white lines. The head, carved flat (unlike the round body) is mottled black and green with yello eyes and incised black bill. The tail incorporates a knot hole and is thus oddly shaped. The bottom is painted brown and has lead weights of small [illeg.?] attached.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Incised
incising
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 4 3/4 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1717
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11391

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