Egyptian. <em>Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Woman</em>, ca. 1390–1336 B.C.E. Wood, 2 5/16 x 1 7/16 x 10 5/16 in. (5.8 x 3.7 x 26.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.620E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.620E_erg456.jpg)

Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Woman


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390–1336 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 5/16 x 1 7/16 x 10 5/16 in. (5.8 x 3.7 x 26.2 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.620E

Image: CUR.37.620E_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One wooden "cosmetic spoon" in the form of a swimming girl, nude except for her broad collar, with her arms extended before her holding a receptacle in the form of a duck. The head, made separately, is perpendicular to the body. Elaborate hairdo (Nubian style). Condition: Left foot chipped; right foot partly missing; buttocks chipped. Head reattached to body. Major portion of edges of spoon missing; front part pieced together. Numerous cracks; entre piece somewhat charred.

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