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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Spoon, 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 10 in, W: 2 5/8 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 25.4 cm, W: 6.7 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11864


This wooden spoon is in the shape of a horn spoon but with a flat handle. The spoon is ornamented with red and black painted designs on a natural wood background. The rim and end of the handle are painted red on the inside. There are black ovals in the bowl and red reticulations. The end of the handle is lightly etched with triangle patterns.