c. 1540-1296 BC
Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey in memory of Marguerite Mallon 1977.146
Both ancient Egyptian men and women loved cosmetics. Unguents, oils, and perfumes made from aromatic plant resins and gums were obtained at great cost from distant lands. The objects identified with cosmetics were given lavish treatment. The delicately head of a giraffe would have decorated an elaborate ivory cosmetic spoon.
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