spoon (general & multipurpose)

Large wooden spoon with a carved human figure on the handle. The figure has an incomplete hollow ring on top of its head, and there are three small incised lines at the top of its back. The figure is standing with hands on the thighs. The bowl has a crack down the centre, and some damage to the underside.

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