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ShiL “ladle”
Language: Eyak

This Eyak serving ladle from around the area around the mouth of the Copper River was molded and carved from the horn of a mountain sheep. It may have been used for serving at ceremonial meals.

Culture: Athabascan
Region: Copper River, Alaska
Object Category: Ceremony
Dimensions: Length 26cm
Accession Date: 1894
Source: William J. Fisher (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E168629