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