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Cormorant Decoy

1991.441 (RS21130)

Description

Wooden carved decoy representing a cormorant painted black with a yellow hooked bill and webbed feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1900
Inscriptions
With blue pen on jelly label on bottom of left foot: Cormorant/Found in/[New] York
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)
Cormorant
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Painted
painting (coating)
true bird
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
13 5/8 x 5.063 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.441
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2418

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