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Shorebird Decoy

1991.865 (RS25776)

Description

This is a stylized figure of a snipe carved in the full round and painted dark grey and black with a long curved bill; it has a snipe's head and a bill pointed upward; stick-up decoy having a hole drilled in the bottom and mounted on a modern rustic wood stand.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
In ink on label under the base: Snipe/ 6 decoys from/ Luther Little No./ Marshfield, Mass.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
12 3/4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.865
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2644

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