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Spoon

Ivory, in shape of a shell; only the rivets for the handle remain.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb G60. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Accession Number

02.805

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Household