Serpent Weathervane

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1875

GUSN

GUSN-3274

Description

Weathervane cut from one piece of wood in the shape of a "serpent." Green painted finish. The tail is in the shape of an arrow, and nails are driven in at the edge to suggest scales.

Details

Descriptive Terms

weathervanes
wood (plant material)
metal
painting (coating)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
serpents (suborder)
Wood
Unidentified Metal
Painted
Serpent
Weathervane

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

45 x 4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1058