Fragment of cosmetic spoon

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 5.1 x 1.4 cm (2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1519

Medium or Technique

Dark wood

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fragment of a wooden cosmetic spoon shaped as a hand holding a shell; hieroglyphic text incised on bottom; wrist pierced for attachment of handle.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames