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Culture Timor
Title Spoon
Date Unknown
Medium Wood
Dimensions Object: 5 1/4 × 1 7/8 × 1 3/8 in. (13.3 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm)
Overall: 5 1/4 × 1 7/8 × 1 3/8 in. (13.3 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 86.51.1

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About this Work

Many cultural groups in Indonesia are known for their intricately carved spoons. While their elaborate ornamentation and delicate carving would appear to suggest a ceremonially important use, these are objects for daily use, often used for the eating of rice. The Timorese peoples use beautiful openwork designs to decorate their spoons.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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"Spoon | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.