Object photography

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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Spoon, 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 6, W: 2 3/4 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 15.2 cm, W: 7.0 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13088


This wooden spoon from Cape Vancouver, Alaska is an umber color with a keyhole shape carved through the end of the handle, encircled by two black lines with a black chevron design half way down the handle. The bowl is decorated with two black lines and two red lines around the diameter of the edge. There is a painted face in the center of the bowl with the eyes turned sideways.