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Large Grease Spoon

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1868-1933
DIMENSIONS 18 3/4in. (47.7cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
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CAPTION Eskimo (Native American). Large Grease Spoon, 1868-1933. Wood, 18 3/4in. (47.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X844.24. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, x844.24_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This large spoon is plain but highly sculptural from the strength of the curving handle to the deeply scooped bowl. It has a deep rich patina from being used for feasting.
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