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The Steven Michaan Collection of North American Tribal Art : The Art of the Spirit World : Woodlands

Eastern Great Lakes Woodlands
Owl Effigy Ladle
Ash Burl, 5 ⅜” Height, c.1780

Owl Effigy Ladle
Owl Effigy Ladle

This small ash burl ladle is well executed with a balanced bowl leading to a handle with beaded perch upon which the owl sits.

The owl’s head is slightly turned backwards, capturing the essential nature of the bird’s form and movement.