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MEDIUM Wood, coir, coconut shell
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 18 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (46.4 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS "2795" written on bottom in white pigment
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Matte black label with encrusted patina. Long handle decorated on upper half with 3 small parrot-like human heads, aligned vertically below larger terminating human heads with tall toothed conical headdresses. Back side of 3 small heads has a notched spine with graduated loops on each side. Elliptical ladle bowl attached to handle with neatly laced coir strips. Condition: 3 notches of spine of handle figures broken off.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Ladle, early 20th century. Wood, coir, coconut shell, 18 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (46.4 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 87.218.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.218.9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 87.218.9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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