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carved wooden spoon
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • carved wooden spoon, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving, burning, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 29.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 5/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.085

Spoon carved from wood and decorated with incised designs and burning. The edge of the spoon is darkened with burning. At the tip of the spoon there is a small triangle of incised, burned lines. Where the handle meets the bowl, there is a dark rectangle and a series of burned, incised lines above that. The end of the handle is carved into a teardrop shape and darkened with burning.