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Spoon in the form of a hand holding a shell

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

Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis


Width x depth: 4.5 x 12.1 cm (1 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.);

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

Bone of a yellow brown color in the shape of a hand holding a long shallow bowl with the wrist forming the base of the spoon handle. Mended and a piece missing from edge; mended with fragment missing from an edge. (See also 11.1519 and 1974.2)


From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription