Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Country Unknown
  • spoon, late 1800s–1998
  • horn, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5042

The spoon is made from a lengthwise portion of horn. It retains the horn's curvature and the tapered end acts as a handle while the wider end acts as the bowl. There are small notches on the edges of the handle. There is a hole through the handle with a loop of string. It is light in color.