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Ladle

Object Number:NA8469
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Sitka
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Mountain Sheep Horn
Width: 8.3 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918

Description

Ladle or bowl made from a single piece of mountain sheep horn used by a sheep horn hunter (LSDA). Deeply concave bowl with two cracks along the edge. The handle is flat with a large circle and perforation at the end. At the base of the handle facing the bowl, a conical projection is carved. The projection has a thin circumferal groove below the point and a cross shape cut into the apex forming four small points.

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