Spoon

excavated in England
6th–7th century A.D.


Findspot: England

Dimensions

7.46 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2578

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver with black inlay (not niello)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Shallow bowl with rich ornament of cutting & black inlay, almost fish-shaped with animal’s head of handle extending under tail. Turned of handle extending under tail. Turned rectangular section & octagonal baluster one forms shank with turned splayed finial showing iron core.

Provenance

1951, Mrs. M. Burg, Scarsdale, NY; 1951, sold by Mrs. Burg to the MFA for $150. (Accession Date: December 13, 1951)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund