I agree that the hood ornament in question may indeed be something unrelated to cars, or–if it is a hood ornament–it is likely to be an aftermarket accessory from years ago.
This leads me to an observation from a few days ago. While walking through a parking lot, I saw a Honda Civic (probably about 6-8 years old), which had an imitation Packard “dying swan” hood ornament on the extreme leading edge of the hood. With the combination of the sharp edges of that ornament and the very low positioning of the hood on that model, it was the perfect storm for impaling or lacerating a pedestrian who had the misfortune to walk in front of the car.
But…the best is yet to come!
The person who owns that car apparently thought that an over-the-top hood ornament was not sufficient adornment for his car, so he also added a “trunk ornament”! On the trunk lid, he had installed something that looked like the head of a mythical Goddess, looking backward.
Overall, the car was not in good condition, at least in terms of what could be seen. So, it makes me wonder whether these tacky accessories were a higher priority for the car owner than maintenance. More than likely, the car’s owner is more familiar with the junky accessories in aisle 9 of his local Wal-Mart than he is with the maintenance schedule for his car.