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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 7.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.104
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 thin and is hammered flat along half of the length. At the base of the handle and on the flattened area there are incised zigzag lines.