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Object #25.0/298
Object nameHorn Spoon
Culture of OriginNorthwest Coast
MaterialsMountain Goat Horn
TechniquesCarved, Steamed, Molded
DimensionsL: 8 in
Exhibit LabelTwo pieces of mountain goat horn have been joined with a single copper rivet to form this spoon. The figures carved on the handle appear to be a killer whale with a man's face on the dorsal fin, a raven, and a bear. The carving is very precise and resembles Haida work from the mid-nineteenth century. (Holm, Crooked Beak of Heaven, 1972)
SourceMrs. Anne Gerber
CreditSidney Gerber Memorial Collection


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