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Hand


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Description This fragment of a well-known type of sppon (ointment or eye-paint container) is in the shape of a left hand supporting a shell. The long, thin fingers are unarticulated. The thumb and tips of the fingers are missing, but there is a deep indentation in the palm. There is a dowel hole for attaching another piece.
Provenance [Old number: "1230"]; MacGregor Collection [lot 679]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
1580 BC-1085 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.541
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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