Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • spatula, late 1800s–1943
  • Where object was made: Samurai Island, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 x 1 x 1 in
  • Gift of Vernon Branson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3962

The wooden spatula has a flat blade that is undecorated. The handle is decorated with a carved and incised highly stylized leaf-like design. It is dark brown.