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Pigeon Decoy

1991.853 (RS25771)

Description

Figure of a pigeon carved in the full round that is highly detailed: deeply carved wing and tail; glass eyes; painted green, black, and gray with white highlights and a red bill. The underside of the tail is painted canvas glued to wood. This is a stick-up decoy which is mounted on a rustic wood base and dowel stand.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1900
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
carving (processes)
glass (material)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
New Jersey (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Carved
carving (processes)
Coated Canvas
Decoy
decoys
Glass
glass (material)
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9 1/4 x 16 x 4 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.853
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2632

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