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Serpent Weathervane

1991.1058 (RS35092)

Description

Weathervane cut from one piece of wood in the shape of a "serpent." Green painted finish. The tail is in the shape of an arrow, and nails are driven in at the edge to suggest scales.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1875
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Meterological T&E
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
metal
Painted
painting (coating)
Serpent
serpents (suborder)
Unidentified Metal
Weathervane
weathervanes
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
45 x 4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1058
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3274

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