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Stick-up decoy

1991.787 (RS25778)

Description

A sleeping curlew with head turned over back. Long bill carved in relief. Small tack eyes.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1955-1961
Inscriptions
Felt pen on white label on bottom of base: "FAKE" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Curlew
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Hunting
hunting
Painted
painting (coating)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4 1/8 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.787
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8579

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