Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, coir, coconut shell
early 20th century
18 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (46.4 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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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)
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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.
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