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small carved wooden spoon
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • 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

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.