Cosmetic Spoon

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 March 2016
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This is a wooden cosmetic spoon in the form of an ankh. The stem was depicted as a flowering papyrus stalk held by two figures of Bes (facing inwards). There is a green-blue paste inlay. From the tomb of the governor Menena at Sedment, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, 1549-1292 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 23). Cosmetic Spoon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4757/cosmetic-spoon/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Cosmetic Spoon." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Mar 2016. Web. 18 Oct 2021.