Handle of a spoon
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
Overall: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)
Not On View
This type of spoon was popular during the late Roman period. These typically have a long handle with a shallow bowl attached. Often, the handles are inscribed with a phrase, a name, or a small image.
For similar silver spoons, see British Museum AN00748183001 and AN01028200001, two groups of spoons from the monastery of Acheripoetos in Cyprus.
Findspot Information: From Edfu.
Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe, in Egypt 1904
Emily Esther Sears Fund