Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund
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Yurok (Native American). Spoon, 19th century. Antler, 6 13/16 x 2 1/4 in. (17.3 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7535. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7429_05.588.7535_05.588.7589_05.588.7578.jpg)
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This spoon is carved from one piece of antler. The handle has a gracefully curving zig zag form with a rounded end with a hole in the center. The spoon's bowl is darkened in color. Only men would use spoons made of antler.
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