Feast Spoon with Bear-shaped Handle
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Brooklyn Museum Collection
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.
Alaska Native. 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)
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