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carved horn spoon
  • Tlingit peoples
  • carved horn spoon, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • bighorn sheep horn, mountain goat horn, copper, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 41 x 12 x 15 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6119

The very large spoon has an oval bowl of light colored horn. The narrow portion of the bowl is attached to a handle of dark brown horn with copper rivets. The brown portion of the handle is carved with formline designs of a head at the bottom and a figure with bent arms and legs sitting atop the base figure.