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Herring Gull Decoy Head

1991.284 (RS20740)

Description

Head of herring gull carved in the full round, painted white with gray feathering, gray bill and painted brown and black eye; holes for nails back and front of neck to affix to body.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1930
Inscriptions
On base: Pencil inscription, ""GULL / HEAD / CHATHAM"" and paper label, ""Herring Gull"". On neck: Pencil inscription, ""Pettra-Betsey""[?].
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
Decoy
decoys
fragments
Hunting
hunting
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 1/4 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.284
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2276
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