Plains. <em>Spoon with Handle in Shape of Bird's Head</em>, 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)

Spoon with Handle in Shape of Bird's Head


Medium: Buffalo horn


Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (23.5 x 9.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 63.201.1

Image: 63.201.1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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