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Shorebird Decoy

1991.863 (RS25787)

Description

Decoy in the figure of a running yellow legs with carved peg bill and wing outline carved in relief painted light grey with "grained" technique to wings and breast in brown/black to simulate feathers; painted eyes; stick-up decoy raised on a wood dowell and rectangular wood base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Inscriptions
two paper labels: 1. located under the bird: Running/ Yellow legs/ c1890 2. located under the stand: New Jersey/ (ref./ Peabody Mus.)
Location of origin
NJ, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
New Jersey (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.863
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2642

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