Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) maker
  • ladle, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 46 x 11.5 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6067

The large wooden spoon has a square bowl and a straight handle. The handle has a keyhole shaped hole for most of its length. There are two trapezoids near the bottom and a circle at the top. It is brown.