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Big Spoon with Suggestion of Carved Bird on Handle

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Horn
DATES 18th-19th century
DIMENSIONS 18 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/8in. (46.5 x 13.3 x 2.8cm)  (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 08.491.8898
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Haida (Native American). Big Spoon with Suggestion of Carved Bird on Handle, 18th-19th century. Horn, 18 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/8in. (46.5 x 13.3 x 2.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8898. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8898_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 08.491.8898_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This graceful spoon is carved from one piece of horn and is very abstract. The handle hints at a loon or other birds head and then curves into the length of the handle until it reaches the deep bowl of the spoon. All over amber color.
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