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Black spoon with pointed handle. Incised ring around middle of handle. [EC 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 9/3/2006]

Longer Description

Black spoon with pointed handle and incised ring around the middle of the handle. The spoon was likely made from a single piece of mountain goat horn. The reverse of the bowl shows the grain and other natural features of the horn; the front of the bowl is smooth. At the front edge or tip of the bowl, the bowl measures 11 mm and at its widest the bowl measures 60 mm. Where the bowl joins with the handle the width is 16 mm. Here there is a carved, curved ridge and an incomplete perforation. The handle is rounded, smooth, straight and tapers toward the tip. There is a ring incised around the middle of the handle. The handle tapers to a width of 4 mm. [CAK 06/04/2009]

Research Notes

The following information comes from Haida delegates who worked with the museum's collection in September 2009 as part of the project “Haida Material Culture in British Museums: Generating New Forms of Knowledge”:
This spoon was viewed alongside other horn and wood spoons on Wednesday Sept 9, 2009. No information about this particular spoon was recorded. [CAK 12/04/2010]

Primary Documentation

Accession book entry (for 1891.49.47 - .56): 'From Rev. Ch. Harrison, 80 Halton Rd, Canonbury Sq. N. Collection of Haida objects collected by him.... - [1 of] 10 horn spoons. £45. [Purchase price includes 1891.49.1-110]

Written on object - [in pencil:] C. Harrison coll. 1891. [EC 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 9/3/2006]

Pitt Rivers Museum label - HAIDA Purch. Rev. C. Harrison 1891. [reverse:] 1891.49.51 [EC 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 9/3/2006]

Related Documents File - The Haida Project Related Documents File contains video of research sessions and interviews with Haida delegates from September 2009 as part of the project ‘Haida Material Culture in British Museums: Generating New Forms of Knowledge'. It also includes post-visit communications that discuss object provenance. For extensive photographic, video, and textual records documenting the Haida research visit as a whole, including but not limited to preparations of objects for handling, travel logistics, British Museum participation, transcribed notes from research sessions and associated public events held at PRM, see the Haida Project Digital Archive, stored with the Accessions Registers. Original hand-written notes taken during research sessions have been accessioned into the Manuscripts collection, in addition to select other materials. [CAK 02/06/2010]

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