Toilet Spoon in the Shape of a Bouquet of Flowers
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Like many late Eighteenth Dynasty spoons, this example takes the form of a floral bouquet. The decoration includes lotus and papyrus blossoms, marguerites, poppy buds, and a mandrake fruit. In antiquity the lower part of the handle was decorated with the stalks of flowers; some of the original ivory and paste inlays are now missing.
Wood, horn, paste
ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Toilet Spoon in the Shape of a Bouquet of Flowers, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Wood, horn, paste, 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.605E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.605E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
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