Cosmetic dish in the shape of a dog
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
- From Egypt
- L. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); W. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.); H. 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Th. at head 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
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This spoon, intended for use as a cosmetic holder, is also a very skilled representation of a dog at rest. The artist, working with a very thin piece of bone, has managed to create the illusion of a sculpture in the round. The spoon side clearly represents the dog's left side, while the back of the spoon is the animal's right side. Another cosmetic spoon in the collection (44.4.55) represents a mouse in a similar fashion.