- Museum number
Ladle of big horn sheep horn, the handle curved, with a finial carved to a point. The ladle is uncarved, but the raven crest traditionally used by the Haida would have fitted well onto this form; in particular the finial is the right shape for the raven head. On the underside of the bowl are the beginings of a formline design, crudely executed in black paint.
- Production date
Length: 44 centimetres
Width: 15.50 centimetres (of bowl)
- Curator's comments
- This type of 'blank' or uncarved ladle may have been traded from the mainland to the Haida, for instance. Marked '9724' on the handle in white, and on the underside a label wit, in pencil,'Oldman L2.2.' The number on the bottom may be Oldman's stock number: xerographic copies of these are stored in the Students Room. (JCK,4/1995; plus additional details and description).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number