This ceremonial sculpted spoon might have been used at special occasions to stir and serve food, likely a range of meat and grains, from a clay pot.
From the 2023 exhibition Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinship in Global African Art, curated by Alexandra Thomas, Curatorial Research Associate
Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinship in Global African Art, Harteveldt Family Gallery, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, and Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22, 2023–May 25, 2024.
Collected by Reverend Josiah Tyler (1823-1895), D. D., Missionary to the American Board, Natal, South Africa; given to present collection, 1885.
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