Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spatula for cooking
  • unknown Pech (Paya) maker
  • spatula for cooking, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Honduras
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 46.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7242

The spoon-like wooden implement has one end that is oval and flattened. The shaft is round in cross-section but is larger at the middle and tapers toward the ends. There is a ridge at the constriction and then it flares again at the end. It is brown.