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Plover Carving

1991.965 (RS21222)

Description

Carved and painted wooden bird representing a plover. It is painted black and yellow, with black beak and eyes and copper wire legs that are painted yellow and affixed to the base. The base bears lettering and there is some incising to create a feathered surface.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
Incised with fountain pen on the base bottom is: Plover/Carving/Marblehead.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
copper (metal)
metal
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
Carving
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
Copper
copper (metal)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
metal
Oil Paint
oil paint (paint)
Painted
painting (coating)
Unidentified Metal
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 1 1/2 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.965
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2728
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