From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number NA2398
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Sheep Horn | Mountain Goat Horn | Copper

Carved spoon made from two pieces of horn. The sheep horn bowl is undecorated and somewhat translucent. The darker colored mountain goat horn handle is curved and tapers toward the end. It is intricately carved with three layers of figures. The first, closest to the bowl, is of a bird with a downturned beak. Above that, is a crouched, human-like figure with mouth open. The handle terminates with a bird with a long, pointed beak and a long, undecorated plume forming the end of the handle. The handle is secured to the bowl with two copper nails.

Height 16 cm
Length 21 cm
Width 6.8 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Thomas Harris Powers Memorial Fund, 1914
Other Number 354 - Other Number

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