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Toilet Spoon in the Form of a Cartouche

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 1 15/16 x 6 1/4 in. (1.4 x 5 x 15.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.614E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.614E_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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