<em>Fragment of Spoon in Form of Lotus</em>, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Wood, 2 3/4 × 5 1/2 in. (7 × 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.606E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.606E_NegA_SL4.jpg)

Fragment of Spoon in Form of Lotus

Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 3/4 × 5 1/2 in. (7 × 14 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.606E

Image: 37.606E_NegA_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
The upper part of a wooden toilet spoon in the form of a lotus plant. The flower forms the spoon and has a swivel lid on which the flower design is incised. Resting atop the flower is a lotus leaf. The inner area of the dish is divided into two parts, a. the flower area, b. the leaf area. On either side of the flower symmetrically placed are two lotus buds in relief. The buds and flower each have a separate stem (also in relief) which emanates from a rectangular area incised with lotus flowers and buds alternately. Below this is an incised rectangular area. All inlays are missing. The back is undecorated. Condition: The pin for the swivel is missing. The lower part of the handle is missing and there are several cracks in the piece and the lid.

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