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Spoon


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Description This type of spoon, which could have been made out of wood, bone, or metal, was commonly used in Early Byzantine homes. The cross inscription invokes divine protection and blessings for the household.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/22/1955Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/26/1959Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/12/1985Technical Reportexamined for technical study
7/10/1985Treatmentcleaned
9/19/1986Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Silver Treasure from Early Byzantium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
Provenance [Excavated in Syria, 1908-1910]; Tawfic Abucasem, Hama and Port Said, ca. 1913, by purchase; Joseph Brummer, Paris, ca. 1928, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
2nd half 6th century (Late Antique)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.647
Measurements
9 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 15/16 in. (23 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm)
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