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Handle of a Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Leopard

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, MMA excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
l. 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in); w. 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in); th. 1.7 cm (11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.215.715
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This fragment originally formed the handle of a cosmetic spoon. Carved from Egyptian alabaster, it depicts a leaping feline. It was excavated by the Museum at the site of Malqata in western Thebes.
Museum excavations, 1910–11. Acquired by the Museum in the Division of Finds, 1911.

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