Fragment of cosmetic spoon
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Length x width: 5.1 x 1.4 cm (2 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)
Fragment of a wooden cosmetic spoon shaped as a hand holding a shell; hieroglyphic text incised on bottom; wrist pierced for attachment of handle.
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)
Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames