ROMAN BRONZE STRAINER SPOON

£150.00

Measurements: 12.2 cm − height, 2.4 cm − width

 

Description: A Roman bronze cosmetic or culinary strainer spoon, consisting of a circular bowl, perforated with five holes, larger hole to the right, which is attached to a decorated handle with an intact suspension loop at the top. The handle has protruding scroll decorations and hooks, as well as a centrally protruding hook near the bowl in the shape of a bird's head. Spoons of this type were used as scoops to extract cosmetics from flasks, boxes and small pots.

 

Period: 1st - 2nd century AD

 

Condition: Very fine, with green patination over the whole, a crack running between the middle and lowest hole of the bowl.

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