Once upon a time cars had hood ornaments. Started out as a decoration/handle for the radiator cap. When the radiator was under the hood, the ornaments continued on the front of the hood. With each model year, the manufacturers modified or stream lined the hood ornament and sometimes it was nothing more than the auto logo.
Eventually the hood ornaments or hood decoration disappeared from most cars and trucks.
What was the auto brand that wore this hood ornament. Small clue: the brand no longer exists.