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Spoon in the form of a hand holding a shell

Bone of a yellow brown color in the shape of a hand holding a long shallow bowl with the wrist forming the base of the spoon handle. Mended and a piece missing from edge; mended with fragment missing from an edge. (See also 11.1519 and 1974.2)


From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical