Toilet Spoon with Bowl in Shape of a Cartouche
The cartouche-shaped bowl of this spoon is incised with a scene showing a pond or an artificial pool. Within the water swim three bolti-fish; lotus flowers and buds rise from the water's edge. Each of these images relates to the Egyptians' belief in rebirth after death. The elegant handle consists of three lotus plants that join to form the neck and head of a duck.
- Medium: Wood, paste inlays
- Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 3/8 x 9 3/16 in. (6 x 23.3 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: 37.616E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Toilet Spoon with Bowl in Shape of a Cartouche, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Wood, paste inlays, 2 3/8 x 9 3/16 in. (6 x 23.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.616E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)