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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: 22.5 x 8 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.103
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 very thin and made from a piece of aluminum that is twisted to create spiral ridges and then is hammered flat at the end and decorated with incised zizag lines.