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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African; South African
Title:Spoon
Type:Food Service
Materials:Wood, raffia/jute?
Place Made:Africa
Measurements:overall: 18 1/8 x 6 x 2 7/8 x handle diam 7/8 in.; 46.0375 x 15.24 x 7.3025 x 2.2225 cm
Narrative Inscription:  In faded brown ink on handle: "Koffir Spoon. S.G. Ripley"
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.20
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Large spoon, with a cup slightly shorter than the handle. Black handle, crooked with a bit of rope tied around the end. The lip of the cup is also black.

Tags:
African

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