Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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drinking ladle
  • United States
  • drinking ladle, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gourd
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 13 x 43 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 16 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0422

This is a long-necked squash with one side of the bulbous portion removed. The spongy white meat of the gourd has been removed though there is still some visible, particularly in the handle. A bit of stem is still attached. The exterior varies from light yellow to dark yellow.