Object photography

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Object description

  • Eskimo artist
  • Spoon, mid-late 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Kuskokwim River, Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • L: 5 3/8 in, W: 2 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 13.7 cm, W: 5.1 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3612


This is a wooden spoon with two shoulders and decorative black reticulations on the handle. There are black lines surrounding a stylized decoration in the center of the bowl. Faded red paint is found throughout the object.