Native North American Carved Ladle by Unknown Artist

The handle is formed from a squatting human.

Details

Medium:
Tiger maple
Dimensions:
26 x 13 x 14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£32,500 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Mrs Susan Rutter

He is holding a large metal banded wood barrel to his lips. The bowl is supported by a large superbly carved turtle. Almost certainly created among the Northern Iroquoian-speaking peoples.

Provenance

Acquired by previous owner at an antiques fair in 1998.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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