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Decoy

Description

Three dimensional, with long neck and small head. Painted in dark brown; white spots and black outline on back, neck and head. White with black spotting below beak, throat and breast. White underbelly to tail. Metal (nail) beak. Metal clasp for weight. Hole for stick (?). No eyes; V tail; no legs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1900
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)
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Hunting
hunting
Painted
painting (coating)
Snipe
Unidentified Metal
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 x 9 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.794
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8586

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