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aluminum spoon or ladle
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • aluminum spoon or ladle, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • aluminum, hammering, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.102
Description

Ladle or spoon with a very deep bowl, made from hammered aluminum in a light silver color. The bowl is circular and very deep. The handle is wide at the attachment and then tapers to a small point which is curled around to form a small loop. At the base of the handle and near the center of the handle there are thin inscised lines that cross the handle shortwise.