Medium: Horn (possibly mountain sheep)
Dates:late 19th century
Dimensions: 11 13/16 x 6 5/8in. (30 x 16.9cm)
Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H12, 5F
Accession Number: 56.6.30
Catalogue Description: An animal horn was steamed and softened then shaped into this ladle. Engravings on the exterior of the bowl depict scenes of daily life: a whale hunt, men spearing walruses, fish drying outside a house, a fenced reindeer herd, a dog sled, two wrestling bears, and a shaman performing a ritual inside a house to heal the sick. Heavy engravings of a walrus head and shoulders and fishermen hauling in nets decorate the handle's interior. The ladle is in good condition.