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Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0224   CAS 1984-0008-0224; Spoon
Category Culinary Items
Object Name Spoon
Culture Melanesian: ni-Vanuatu
Global Region Oceania
Country Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Other Geographic Data Island: Valua (Saddle), Banks Islands
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1926
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Wood
Description Large spoon carved from single piece of wood; elongated, oval bowl of spoon tapers at each end to a point; Base of bowl is rounded and its sides flare outward; Elongated and slightly flattened handle extends out from the base at one end of the bowl; All surfaces are sanded smooth and appear to be lightly stained brown.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.5, Width = 9.0, Length = 35.9