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Cosmetic Spoon in the Shape of a Tilapia with Water Lilies

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Said to be from Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
l. 18 cm (7 1/16 in); w. 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1966
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
J. Pierpont Morgan collection, purchased from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1909. Donated to the Museum in 1917.

Breasted, James H. Jr. 1936. Geschichte Ägyptens. Zürich, Pl. 293.

Scott, Nora E. 1944. Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians: A Picture Book. New York: Plantin Press, fig. 29.

Phillips, Dorothy W. 1944. "Fish Tales and Fancies." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 2, no. 6 (February), pp. 186–87.

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