Big Spoon with Suggestion of Carved Bird on Handle
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
18 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/8in. (46.5 x 13.3 x 2.8cm)
Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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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)
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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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