Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Apsáalooke (Crow) maker
  • spoon, 1861–1886
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • horn, porcupine quills, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 10 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5027

The horn spoon has a wide, round and shallow bowl. The handle is relatively straight. There is an expansion for the middle portion of the handle where it is shaped like an "A" and the facing left side is wrapped with white and red quills below the crossbar of the "A." Most of the spoon is light colored, but a portion of the handle is dark brown.