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Feast Spoon with Bear-shaped Handle

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Made: North America
  • DATES 18th-19th century
    DIMENSIONS 42.5 x 14.7 in. (108.0 x 37.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Eskimo. Feast Spoon with Bear-shaped Handle, 18th-19th century. Wood, 42.5 x 14.7 in. (108.0 x 37.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X583. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, x583_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, x583_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden feast spoon with long rounded bowl. The handle is carved with a sitting-bear effigy; upper claws, ears, mouth, nose and tongue, and a small tail are represented. Below the bears feet is carved a human face.
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