Dear Members of African_Arts,
I bought a spoon some years ago, but have never figured out its
origin. It was sold as Fang by a dealer who sells nothing but African
art. However, he told me that he acquired it as part of a trade, so
it may not even be African. I have seen a number of spoons with bird
finials in Native American art, but none that resemble this one.
If anyone knows the ethnic group that this spoon comes from or has
any guesses based on the spoon's specific features, I would love to
hear your ideas. I follow all postings in this group and have found
that there are some very knowledgeable members, so I hope I can
finally solve this personal mystery. Thanks in advance.
The photos are placed under AfriqueEtc: