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“Cleopatra’s Needle” salt shaker
  • England, United Kingdom
  • “Cleopatra’s Needle” salt shaker, probably after 1877
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • pewter
  • Object Height/Width: 10.2 x 4.3 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 x 1 11/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet A4
  • 1928.1174
Label Text

Pepper shaker in the shape of Cleopatra's needle/obelisk with hieroglyphs on all four sides. The base is square.