Spoon with Jackal Handle
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
handle: 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Spoon with Jackal Handle, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Wood, 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.623E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.623E_SL1.jpg)
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A wooden toilet spoon in the form of a jackal. The jackal’s head is seen from above and is symmetrical, while the body is seen from the left. The tail of the jackal is long and thick and reaches to the paws of the outstretched back legs. The two forepaws are placed symmetrically one above and one below the bowl.
Condition: Good. The bowl of the spoon is split in two places, running with the grain of the wood.
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