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Spoon with Handle in Shape of Bird's Head

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Buffalo horn
DATES 1801-1900
DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (23.5 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 63.201.1
CREDIT LINE Dick s. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Plains (Native American). Spoon with Handle in Shape of Bird's Head, 1801-1900. Buffalo horn, 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (23.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick s. Ramsay Fund, 63.201.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 63.201.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This extremely graceful spoon is carved from one piece of horn that has beautiful amber and brown striations in its coloring. The bowl is very thin and large. The handle is a round delicate tube that curves from the bowl and after a length curves back almost 180 degrees to culminate in a water bird head with a long open beak.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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