Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Tlingit maker
  • spoon, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Sitka, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 44 x 17.5 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 5/16 x 6 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6123

The scoop has a large bowl and a very short handle. The oval bowl has a bend in the middle. It has a bird's head carved on the end of the handle, the beak is slightly open. It is a light natural color.