Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spoon for gold dust
  • unknown Asante maker
  • spoon for gold dust, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ghana
  • brass, stamping
  • Object Length/Width: 5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 1 15/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet E3
  • 2007.3391.02
Label Text

The small, shallow brass spoon has a flat handle and a bowl that is bent slightly forward. There are triangular projections from either side of the handle. The triangular projections and the edges of the handle are stamped with rows of small circles.