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Toilet Spoon with Long Handle and Bowl

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Iron, shell
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 395 B.C.E.–30 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS L: 7 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 7 1/16 in. (18 x 3.8 x 17.9 cm) Bowl: 1 7/16 x 1 7/8 in. (3.7 x 4.8 cm)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Spoon with iron handle and shell scoop. The scoop is a sea shell which is white on the interior and white with tan spots on the exterior. The handle has a pointed end and is decorated with raised bands. The shell is connected to the handle by means of two rivets. Condition: Good.
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