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Decoy

Description

Wooden primitively carved and painted decoy representing a scooter duck; deep grey body, white underbelly, and incised feathers in a looping pattern across the back. The tail is in radiating lines and the eyes and beak are incised.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1920
Inscriptions
The inscription (a number?) has faded off the half piece of jelly label adhered to the base of the bird.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Incised
incising
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 5 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1719
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11393

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