Handle of a spoon

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Overall: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1800

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

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.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Edfu.
Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe, in Egypt 1904

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund