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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Food
Native American - Northwest Coast
Native American ➔ Spoon

Identifier:
34207
Description:
This spoon was used in the great feasts held during the winter.  The sheeps's horn was first boiled, to make it soft enough for shaping and carving, and then placed in a mold.  After the spoon was carved it was rubbed down with a red pigment to draw out the designs.  The handle shows a humanoid face, and geometric designs continue down to the top of the bowl.
Date:
1868 – 1900
Materials:
Mountain Sheep Horn
Dimensions:
9" h 3" w 5.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Collection
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Eskimo