Tongue scraper/Toothpick, 16th-century
Tongue scraper-Toothpick . A 16th-century bronze tongue scraper/toothpick in the form of an Angel with the scraper, the representation of the Angel’s wings, Circa 1580.
Fancy toothpicks were an essential part of any upper class toilet during the Renaissance. They have been found everywhere, from buried under old houses to the bottom of the sea in a shipwreck. No conscientious noble would be caught at a fancy soiree without one!
Length 7 cm