Heiltsuk (Bella Bella). <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)



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.

Brooklyn Museum