Ladle

Description
The butt has ten heads carved on top of a series of panels leading to the main shaft. Its use is uncertain, but other examples of this type of object were used for serving a starch pudding in the king’s house. Possibly made in the 18th century.
Accession Loan No.
143/1977
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
ladle
Simple Name
utensil
Full Name
ceremonial ladle
Dimensions
whole length 1620 mm; whole width 128 mm
Production County
Austral Islands
Production Country
French Polynesia (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood
Function Name
food
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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