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Spoon with Female Figure (Pakko)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Wood, metal
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 7 1/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 in. (18 x 6 x 2.5 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Esther Pasztory
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved wooden spoon whose handle depicts a woman, holding her hands behind her torso. Elements of the face, genitalia and toes are indicated through surface incisions. A loop of metal wound around the woman's left leg is the sole adornment to the work. Surface shows some signs of wear. Condition: good.
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