From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number NA4266
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Sheep Horn | Mountain Goat Horn | Metal

Carved spoon made from two pieces of horn. The sheep horn bowl is incised on the underside with a formline design of an animal. The darker colored mountain goat horn handle is curved and tapers toward the end. It is intricately carved with four layers of figures. The first and second, closest to the bowl, are of an animal, possibly a raven, that appears to be emerging from the mouth of an eagle. Above the eagle, four human faces are carved in a row, each face looking in a different direction. The handle terminates with what is likely the head of a bird (or possibly a mountain goat with pointed horns), with the narrow beak forming the end of the handle. The handle is secured to the bowl with metal nails.

Height 23 cm
Length 33 cm
Width 8.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. S. Sutton, 1916

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