Herring Gull Decoy Head

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1930

GUSN

GUSN-2276

Description

Head of herring gull carved in the full round, painted white with gray feathering, gray bill and painted brown and black eye; holes for nails back and front of neck to affix to body.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On base: Pencil inscription, ""GULL / HEAD / CHATHAM"" and paper label, ""Herring Gull"". On neck: Pencil inscription, ""Pettra-Betsey""[?].

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Herring Gull Decoy Head Accession Number 1991.283

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.284

Places

Massachusetts (United States)