Cosmetic Spoon: Young Girl Swimming

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Cosmetics spoon featuring a swimming woman holding a duck, ivory and wood, The Louvre

Cosmetic Spoon: Young Girl Swimming is a late Eighteenth Dynasty carving by an unknown artist. Completed sometime between 1400 BC-1300 BC, it currently resides in the Louvre, Paris.

It is believed that cosmetic spoons were used to throw myrrh onto fires as offerings to gods or to the dead.[1]

The spoon is Egyptian made from partially painted carob wood, carved in a sculpture in the round fashion.


  1. ^ Brresc-Bautier, Genevieve (1991). Louvre: The Collections. Reunion des Musees Nationaux. ISBN 2-7118-2489-6. 114.

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