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Thrasher Carving

1991.966 (RS21221)

Description

Carved and painted wooden bird representing a brown thrasher. It has a white underbelly and a gold-brown body, carved feathers and a long thinly carved tail. It has black eyes and a brown bill. There is some incising to create a feathery textured surface, more on the left side than the right).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
In script with blue fountain pen on a jelly label on the base bottom is: Brown/Thrasher- /fr./Marblehead. Below this label on the wood surface of the base is painted a fragment of a sign or advertisment: h [illeg.]S .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
Carving
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Oil Paint
oil paint (paint)
Painted
painting (coating)
Songbird
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.966
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11521
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