Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large spoon
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • large spoon, 1850s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • wood, bone, copper, inlay, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 45 x 12.5 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 11/16 x 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3091

Wooden spoon with a large, shallow oval bowl. The handle is carved into the head of some animal, possibly a bird. There is a rectangular piece of bone inlaid on the animal's neck. The round eyes have copper tacks in the center. The nose or beak has another copper tack at the point and there are to tacks where the bowl and handle meet. Brown.