tsusgm hapsg̱awlgm g̱an (Spoon)

About this object


This spoon bears a strong resemblance to other utensils by the same hand in the MOA collection as well as MOV and RBCM. The simple black pigment application and stripes conform to Elwitt’s style on other halibut spoons, see RBCM 18818. Please also compare to MOA objects A8557, 2713/21, 2713/22, 2713/23, 2713/24, 2713/25, 2713/26, 2713/27, MOV object AA 1851, and RBCM objects 18959, 19205, 20003, 9725, 19195.

Physical description

Small carved wooden spoon with a body of a halibut as the handle; circular shaped bowl. The body of the fish is painted black with black detailing. This spoon is carved in a light hardwood, and elaborated with black stripes, stipples, dots, and dashes.