Herring Gull Decoy Head

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1930

GUSN

GUSN-2275

Description

Head of decoy carved in the full round, painted white with a yellow bill and black eye; holes at front and back where head was nailed to body.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
fragments
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
hunting
decoys
Painted
Hunting
Wood
Decoy

Inscription

Pencil inscriptions on neck and base: (on base:) ""GULL / HEAD / CHATHAM"" (on neck:) ""WITH'S / - - - [three other undecipherable words]"".

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.283

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

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