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Shorebird Decoy

1991.864 (RS25786)

Description

Figure of a shorebird carved in the full round with glass bead eyes, carved crest; painted brown and white (white largely worn off) with spots of brown at the back and breast; stick-up decoy raised on a rustic dowel and birch bark stand.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1920
Inscriptions
Inscription on belly of bird: CH - D199 [on each side of bird]
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
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 9 1/4 (HxW), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.864
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2643

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