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Four Geese Carvings

1991.1599.1-4 (RS80895)

Description

Four carved wooden geese; one is standing upright, two are feeding, and one is grooming itself. Their wings and tails are carved and the eyes and bills are painted black and yellow; the wooden legs are applied and set into wooden bases. 1991.1599.1, .2, & .4 have rectangular brown painted bases with bevelled edges. 1991.1599.3 has a rounded base which is painted blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
1991.1599.1: ""owned by Nina F. Little/WM 244 (on 4) c./ M/M Little 244"" 1991.552.2: ""owned by Nina f. Little/WM 244 (on $) d./ M/M Little 244D"" 1991.599.3: ""owned by Nina F. Little/ W.M. 244 (on 3) b M/M Little 244B"" 1991.599.4: ""owned by Nina F. Little/WM 244 (on 4) a M/M Little 244A""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Carving
carving (processes)
carvings (visual works)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1599.1-4
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3102

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