Spoon with Handle in Shape of Bird's Head
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Dick s. Ramsay Fund
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Plains. Spoon with Handle in Shape of Bird's Head, 1801-1900. Buffalo horn, 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (23.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick s. Ramsay Fund, 63.201.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 63.201.1.jpg)
overall, 63.201.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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This extremely graceful spoon is carved from one piece of horn that has beautiful amber and brown striations in its coloring. The bowl is very thin and large. The handle is a round delicate tube that curves from the bowl and after a length curves back almost 180 degrees to culminate in a water bird head with a long open beak.
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