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Horn Ladle

Catalogue Description:
An animal horn was steamed and softened then shaped into this ladle. Engravings on the exterior of the bowl depict scenes of daily life: a whale hunt, men spearing walruses, fish drying outside a house, a fenced reindeer herd, a dog sled, two wrestling bears, and a shaman performing a ritual inside a house to heal the sick. Heavy engravings of a walrus head and shoulders and fishermen hauling in nets decorate the handle's interior. The ladle is in good condition.


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