Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1860-1900

GUSN

GUSN-8586

Description

Three dimensional, with long neck and small head. Painted in dark brown; white spots and black outline on back, neck and head. White with black spotting below beak, throat and breast. White underbelly to tail. Metal (nail) beak. Metal clasp for weight. Hole for stick (?). No eyes; V tail; no legs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
hunting
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Hunting
Wood
Carved
Snipe
Unidentified Metal
Painted
Decoy

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament -- Accessory

Dimensions

6 x 9 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.794