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.
Purchased in Cairo from Khawam Brothers, 1926.
Wallert, Ingrid 1967. Der verzierte Löffel: seine Formgeschichte und Verwendung im alten Ägypten, Ägyptologische Abhandlungen, 16. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, N 12, p. 132, pl. 15, p. 20, note 49, p. 22,.
Fay, Biri 1998. "Egyptian Duck Flasks of Blue Anhydrite." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 33, p. 23; p. 24, fig.2.