- Museum number
Spoon or ladle made of the horn of the big horn mountain sheep, with a broad, pointed, shallow spatulate bowl followed by a long straight handle, pierced for a strap, not present. Attached to the bowl is an ink on paper label: 'Spoon of Nootka Sound.' The ladle shows considerable evidence of use - the handle is polished, and the bowl much scratched with wear marks.
- Production date
Length: 32 centimetres
Width: 9.25 centimetres (of bowl)
- Curator's comments
- The designation "Nootka Sound' was in the 18th century a shothand for the Northwest Coast; as the initial place of contact for explorers and fur traders with natives, it has entered general use as an alternative for Northwest Coast. However it may be, of course, that this item was collected in Nootka Sound in the 18th or 19th centuries. The design is unusual and could be Nuu-Chah-Nulth. (JCK,15/6/1995; plus additional description etc.).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am186?C1.2242 (old CDMS no.)