I just finished this reproduction of a spoon I copied from an ancient Egyptian one. I appreciate the irony in a household pest turned household vessel and the dignity given this humble wooden mouse being included alongside the gold relics in its royal tomb.
This is not a true replica, however, as I couldn’t find the dimensions or a photo of the back side. This is made from wild black cherry which was certainly not the wood used for the original. Even so, I enjoyed carving this piece of history and am looking forward to doing more spoons like this.