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Horn, metal rivets, metal inlay
late 19th century
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky
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Tlingit (Native American). Ladle, late 19th century. Horn, metal rivets, metal inlay, 8 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (21.95 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 80.98.3. Creative Commons-BY
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A horn ladle with an oval bowl secured to the handle by copper [or brass] rivets. The handle is carved with human and animal motifs: a frog, a human head with protruding tongue, and two birds' heads with animal ears. The pupils of the eyes of all figures are inlaid with metal.
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