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small carved wooden spoon
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • small carved wooden spoon, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving, burning, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 x 3 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.088
Description

Small 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 single incised, burned line. Where the handle meets the bowl, there is a series of burned, incised lines. The end of the handle is carved into an oval and darkened with burning.