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Decoy

1992.670 (RS21125)

Description

One of pair, along with 1991.861, of carved and painted decoys representing a green-wing tern, female with brown speckles, green wing patches, neck tucked in and head turned to left in a listening pose. Carved wings, incised head, top and eyes. With green tips on wings and eyes painted deep yellow and black. Bill bright yellow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890 -1920
Inscriptions
In fountain pen on jelly label: Green/ [illegible] Femal[e]/[rest ripped and illegible]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Places
Vermont (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Hunting
hunting
Incised
incising
Painted
painting (coating)
Tern
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 1/4 x 5 5/8 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.670
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8329
Related Items
Title Decoy Accession number 1991.861 Notes 1991.861 DECOY Relationship Pair

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