Shaman’s Spoon

Toradja, Sulawesi, Indonesia
19th Century

Toradja shaman’s spoons are very rare. This example is beautifully carved with wonderful oversized feet that morph into the bowl of the spoon. The body has great lines, and the patina is deep and lustrous from ceremonial use.
Note the ritual scraping found around the rim of the bowl.

TThis spoon stands 5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 2207