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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: 23.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.087

Spoon carved from wood and decorated on the outside with burned, incised lines. The bowl of the spoon is round and has a very deep bowl. The handle is short and tapered at the end. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with a flower design with four crosshatched petals and four leaves with lengthwise lines. At the base of the handle there is a band of crosshatching and thin parallel lines.