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Spatula, D88.236

Physical Description

Long, narrow, wood spatula/spoon. Light yellow (natural colour). Rounded slightly flattened 'handle' area becomes slightly wider and more flat towards the 'spatula' end. Wood working tool (chisel/adze/knife?) marks quite evident along length of instrument.

Research Notes

Spoon/spatula type is consistent with initial description as being from near Accra, Ghana (West Africa).

For stirring food/porridge. Such spatula/spoons of similar shape of varying sizes are common 'kitchen' utensils throughout much of West Africa.

Long, narrow, wood spatula/spoon. Light yellow (natural colour). Rounded slightly flattened 'handle' area becomes slightly wider and more flat towards the 'spatula' end. Wood working tool (chisel/adze/knife?) marks quite evident along length of instrument.

Length = approx. 443mm. Width at narrow (handle) end = approx. 10.8mm. Width at widest part of spatula end = approx. 33.8mm. —Joel A Vanderburg

Provenance

Collected from coastal fringe near Accra

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 28 x 445 x 34.5mm

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