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Culture:Native American; Haida
Title:Serving Spoon
Date Made:1840-present
Type:Ceremonial; Food Service
Materials:argillite, copper, mountain sheep horn
Place Made:Canada; Northwest Coast; Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia
Measurements:14 1/2 x 4 x 1/16 in.; 36.83 x 10.16 x .1588 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1960.125
Credit Line:Gift of Charlotte Heussy McAllister, class of 1930

Carved argillite spoon handle depicts a figure (man or bear, perhaps) crouched atop a bear's head. The abstract copper decoration is unique, and attaches the undecorated steamed mountain sheep horn spoonbowl to the argillite handle. AP2018

spoons; bears

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