A Small Medicine Ladle with Reductive Manitou or Abstract Quahog Shell

Carved from elm with a thin shell shaped bowl— the top crescent may represent the head of a Manitou or possibly a quahog shell. The handle is strongly defined with stepped sides. The crescent is similar to a Seneca ladle in the collection at the American Museum of Natural History (cat.# 50.1/1519).

Illustrated and discussed: Powers, Steven S. North American Burl Treen, Brooklyn, NY, 2005, p. 166

Condition: Excellent. Untouched, complex surface. Small loss to front of bowl.

Date: Circa: 1780
Origin Northeast Woodlands
Artist/Maker Unknown - American Indian - American Indian
Measurements 4 1/4" OAL; (bowl) 2 7/8" W x 2"
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Contact Steve Powers, 718-625-1715 or  steve@stevenspowers.com

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