Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Lakota maker
  • spoon, late 1800s–1870
  • Where object was made: United States
  • horn
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 4 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5037

The spoon is made from a horn, cut lengthwise. The tapered end acts as the handle, and is black. The wider end is light colored and acts as the bowl.