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Ladle

Arts of the Pacific Islands

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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 87.218.9
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
IMAGE overall, 87.218.9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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