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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Utensil, 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 13 7/8, W: 5/8 in, D: 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11863


This food paddle is carved out of brown wood. The blade is carved and ornamented with a totemic animal, perhaps a raven. The carved figure and designs are painted black.