Plover Carving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-2728

Description

Carved and painted wooden bird representing a plover. It is painted black and yellow, with black beak and eyes and copper wire legs that are painted yellow and affixed to the base. The base bears lettering and there is some incising to create a feathered surface.

Details

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
carving (processes)
copper (metal)
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Wood
Painted
Carved
Oil Paint
Unidentified Metal
Copper
Carving

Inscription

Incised with fountain pen on the base bottom is: Plover/Carving/Marblehead.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 7/8 x 1 1/2 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.965

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

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