Object photography

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Object description

  • Eskimo artist
  • Spoon, mid-late 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • L: 7 7/8 in, W: 2 1/4 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 20.0 cm, W: 5.7 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3610


This is a wooden spoon with a long handle swelling in the middle around an eye-shaped hole. The colors are umber with black around the hole. There is a black line bisecting the bowl. There is a very small amount of greasy residue in the bowl of the spoon.