Toilet Spoon in the Shape of a Bouquet of Flowers
Like many late Eighteenth Dynasty spoons, this example takes the form of a floral bouquet. The decoration includes lotus and papyrus blossoms, marguerites, poppy buds, and a mandrake fruit. In antiquity the lower part of the handle was decorated with the stalks of flowers; some of the original ivory and paste inlays are now missing.
- Medium: Wood, inlaid ivory and paste
- Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.605E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Toilet Spoon in the Shape of a Bouquet of Flowers, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Wood, inlaid ivory and paste, 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.605E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)