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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Spoon, 19th century
  • Horn
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 6 7/8 in, W: 2 1/8 in, D: 1/2 in (L: 17.5 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 1.3 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11868

DESCRIPTION

This is a black horn spoon made from mountain goat horn. There are incised decorations, possibly depicting a stylized raven or geometric patterns, on a flattened section on the inside of the handle. The end of the handle terminates in a rounded conical form. There are a few slight chips in the horn around the edge of the spoon bowl.