• Format/Object name:

    Spoon/Ladle with bear effigy handle

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    George Daniel Benson, Sr., Yakutat Tlingit, 1900-1986

  • Place:

    Sitka; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Yellow cedar

  • Techniques:


  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Made while the artist was employed as an IACB arts and crafts assistant at Sitka, Alaska; acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1969; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.

  • Dimensions:

    30.5 x 7 x 7 cm

  • Catalog number:



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