7 in. (17.8 cm)
Unknown, Tlingit or Haida
Native American or First Nations (Canada)
Medium and Support:
Presented by the Rochester Historical Society
Location: Currently on view
Feast spoons were a prestige item brought out during special occasions to serve soup or stew. This spoon was made of mountain-goat horn, which was soaked and steamed, bent into shape, cooled in a mold, and then carved. The handles of these spoons resemble totem poles, with crest images carefully carved; here you see a raven and a seal.
[Gallery label text, 2009]