<em>Fly Whisk</em>, 664-332 B.C.E. Palm fiber, 13/16 x 17 11/16 in. (2 x 45 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.273E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.273E_37.1929E_GrpA_SL4.jpg)

Fly Whisk

Medium: Palm fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13/16 x 17 11/16 in. (2 x 45 cm)


Accession Number: 37.273E

Image: 37.273E_37.1929E_GrpA_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fly-whisk made of date fibers. The piece is made from a cluster of long fibers which are doubled in half and then bound 2 1/4 cm. from the folded end with a date fiber whipping c. 12 1/2 cm. in length 4 cm. below the whipping is another whipping c. 2cm. in length. The length of the fibers used as the whisk is 23 cm., the overall length c. 45 cm. Condition: Very dry and brittle, grey-brown in color. The whippings are still intact and in good condition.

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