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Carved and painted wooden bird representing a brown thrasher. It has a white underbelly and a gold-brown body, carved feathers and a long thinly carved tail. It has black eyes and a brown bill. There is some incising to create a feathery textured surface, more on the left side than the right).
carvings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
In script with blue fountain pen on a jelly label on the base bottom is: Brown/Thrasher- /fr./Marblehead. Below this label on the wood surface of the base is painted a fragment of a sign or advertisment: h [illeg.]S .
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Title Plover Carving Accession Number 1991.965
3 7/8 x 2 (HxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)