Large Carved and Painted Pigeon Head Architectural Ornament, Maine, early 19th century, hollow carved head, weathered white, gray, blue, brown, and green paint, (wear, joinery separation), ht. 21 1/2, wd. 20, dp. 25 in. Literature: Purportedly one of three pigeon heads mounted around the perimeter of the Pigeon Cove Inn, Nob, Maine. For a similar example, refer to Ricco, Roger and Frank Maresca, American Primitive, Alfred Knopf, New York Publishers, 1988, page 218-219.