Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) (Native American). <em>Ladle with Skull</em>, 19th century. Cedar wood, bear fur, cord, pigment, 29 x 8 3/4 x 9 5/16 in. (73.7 x 22.2 x 23.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7297a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7297_SL1.jpg)

Ladle with Skull

Artist:Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)

Medium: Cedar wood, bear fur, cord, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 29 x 8 3/4 x 9 5/16 in. (73.7 x 22.2 x 23.6 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 05.588.7297a-b

Image: 05.588.7297_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The object is a large carved wooden ladle (a), decorated in black and red paint, with a separately carved wooden skull (b) nesting in its bowl. At the end of the ladle's handle is an animal head. Both skull and animal head have pieces of fur attached.

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