spoon (general & multipurpose)

Spoon carved from a single piece of wood. The length of the handle is decorated with carved fretwork, with 10 pairs of holes on each side of a central panel that on side-view shows a horned animal. The tip of the handle is rounded, with two holes of 1.5 cm diameter. A semicircle has been cut from the very tip of the handle, and there is a crack proceeding downwards from this.

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