Toilet Spoon in the Form of a Cartouche
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
9/16 x 1 15/16 x 6 1/4 in. (1.4 x 5 x 15.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Part of a wooden cosmetic spoon. The scoop part of the spoon is carved in the shape of a cartouche. The band of the cartouche is decorated with a zigzag water (?) pattern. The inside of the scoop is decorated with two zigzag bands representing water from which spring relief representations of water plants. The handle of the spoon, which is only partially preserved is an openwork representation of a gazelle whose head is turned around to lick its hindquarters.
Condition: Piece is only partially preserved.
This item is not on view
Toilet Spoon in the Form of a Cartouche, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 9/16 x 1 15/16 x 6 1/4 in. (1.4 x 5 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.614E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.614E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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