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W563Open Cosmetic Dishes

In the New Kingdom open form cosmetic dishes in the form of fish, trussed gazelles and ducks or geese were introduced. Sometimes these are known as spoons, though they are often categorised differently from the swimming girl type spoons in not having a handle. However, like swimming girl spoons, they are usually found in temples and graves and thus may have had ritual purposes.

W563 Wooden dish in the shape of a fish

W1022 Stone cosmetic dish in the shape of two ducks.

W1018 Stone fish-shaped cosmetic palette.

W1020 Stone fish-shaped cosmetic dish with lotus bud.

W1021 Stone dish in the shape of a trussed duck.


We also have fish-shaped dished faience dish fragments from Amarna which may be related to the above.