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Cosmetic Spoon in the Shape of Swimming Woman Holding a Dish

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), steatite
Dimensions:
L. 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.2.47
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
This cosmetic spoon depicts a swimming woman holding a container shaped like an antelope in front of her. The top of the container was originally attached with a peg that allowed it to swing open. The compartment inside would have held some sort of cosmetic.
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