Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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carved horn spoon
  • Tlingit peoples
  • carved horn spoon, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bighorn sheep horn, mountain goat horn, copper, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 34 x 8.5 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2728
Label Text

The large bowl portion of the spoon is created from light colored big horn sheep horn, riveted to a dark colored mountain goat horn handle with two copper rivets. The handle is carved with a large face at the bottom and a smaller crouched figure atop the face.