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|Collection:||Social History - Pinto Collection|
|Date:||1875 - 1925|
Wooden decoy duck carved and painted to resemble a Barrows Golden Eye duck. Decoy ducks were used to attract waterfowl and lure them into open water and within reach of the hunter's guns. They were used in groups called 'rigs' which could contain ducks from a number of different species. A successful decoy requires considerable skill in both carving and painting as the finished result must be able to fool a live duck.
|Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.|
|Place of Origin:||America|