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Decoy

Description

Carved and painted wooden decoy representing a duck; large watermellon shaped body with a pointed tail. It has painted eyes, a grey top, and a black strip down to the back, head, and back sides. The broken bill, may have been yellow at one time. Also includes a dowel constructed head, oval neck set onto the body, feathered sides, and hook sunk into the front of the base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1920
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1721
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11395

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