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Spoon

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Alaska, United States
  • DATES 18th or 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/4 x 2 15/16 in. (28.5 x 7.5cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 35.2162
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Appleton Sturgis
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Eskimo (Native American). Spoon, 18th or 19th century. Wood, pigment, 11 1/4 x 2 15/16 in. (28.5 x 7.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Appleton Sturgis, 35.2162. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 35.2162.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This spoon is carved from one piece of wood. The handle is wide and gently curves into the bowl. A scoop form is carved inside the handle and bowl. This is painted with a red and black northwest coast face design.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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