Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large spoon
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • large spoon, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 49.5 x 16.5 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6121

The wooden spoon has a very large oval bowl, bent in the middle. The handle is carved in the shape of a bird. The head is at the end, the spread wings are adjacent to the bowl of the spoon and the two feet are carved on the underside. It is a light natural color.