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Herring Gull Decoy Head

1991.283 (RS20741)

Description

Head of decoy carved in the full round, painted white with a yellow bill and black eye; holes at front and back where head was nailed to body.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1930
Inscriptions
Pencil inscriptions on neck and base: (on base:) ""GULL / HEAD / CHATHAM"" (on neck:) ""WITH'S / - - - [three other undecipherable words]"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
fragments
Hunting
hunting
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.283
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2275
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