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Northern Phalarope Stick-up Decoy

1991.779 (RS25795)

Description

Small wooden "silhouette" stick-up decoy of a shorebird (Northern Phalarope), dark brown wings and head with gray accents and black and white spotting, white underside with red marking on breast, black outline, round head but flattish body, long carved wooden beak. Propped on stick and 3/4" base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1910
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper label on underside of base: ""NORTHERN/PHALAROPE"" (bird species).
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
Hunting
hunting
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.779
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2585

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