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Spoon with Jackal Handle

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 2 5/8 × 9/16 × 10 7/16 in. (6.7 × 1.4 × 26.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.623E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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