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Spoon

Museum number:
1-259283
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4671
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Spoon, handle carved with cut-out stem, and row of cut-out triangles on one side. Used for eating acorn mush.
Donor:
Frank G. Gist Jr.
Collection place:
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
United States, California, Sacramento.
Production place:
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Culture or time period:
Yurok
Maker or artist:
Frank G. Gist Jr.
Collector:
Ira Jacknis
Collection date:
4-15-1995
Materials:
Maple and Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Production date:
March 1995
Accession date:
May 10, 1995
Context of use:
Used for eating acorn mush.
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 15 centimeters and width 5 centimeters
Comment:
Made on commission from the museum at the request of Ira Jacknis, Associate Research Anthropologist, in anticipation of exhibition and publication. Gist's version of HMA Yurok spoon (1-1943), same design as Cat. no. 1-259278 (elk antler spoon by Gist, final stage in production sequence.). Reference: Jacknis, Ira, Carving Traditions of Northwest California. Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UCB; 1995, pp 25-29. Cf. 1-1943, 1-259278, 1-259283, 1-259287. See Accession Envelope.
Loans:
S1994-1995 #4: unknown borrower (1994–December 19, 1996), S1995-1996 #3: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (July 16, 1995–July 16, 1995), and S1996-1997 #3: Great Valley Museum of Natural History (September 4, 1996–December 17, 1996)
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