Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Haida or Tlingit maker
  • spoon, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 27 x 8 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6118

The wooden spoon has an oval bowl. The straight handle rises from the bowl, and has a wide groove on the interior side. The end is carved into the shape of a bird head. It is dark brown.