Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden spoon
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • wooden spoon, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, carving, burning, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 10 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0813

This large wooden spoon has a checkerboard pattern on the back of the handle. The dark squares are smooth, the light squares are incised with parallel lines.