The handle is formed from a squatting human.
Native North American Carved Ladle by Unknown Artist, 16001800
© British Museum
- Tiger maple
- 26 x 13 x 14 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £32,500 ( Total: £65,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Acquired by previous owner at an antiques fair in 1998.