Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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painted gourd ladle
  • Liberia
  • painted gourd ladle, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • gourd, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28.5 x 11 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2912

The bottleneck gourd is split lengthwise as a ladle. The neck is a plant orange color. The exterior surface of the bowl of the ladle is painted with a scene depicting three round structures, a blue sky, and pink flowering bushes.