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Shorebird Decoy

1991.869 (RS25782)

Description

This is a flattened figure of a feeding sandpiper with a bill that is pegged through the head; it has painted eyes, has a back painted with black and white spots while the breast and underside is painted white; stick-up decoy on dowell and round black painted stand.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
On narrow label on the underside of the stand: solitary sandpiper
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Decoy
decoys
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.869
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2647

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