Description Ladles in the Classical and Hellenistic periods had handles that rose nearly vertically, as they were used for dipping into deep wine containers, such as "kraters." Ladles were often paired with strainers, and this example's long, strap-like handle ends in the bent neck of a swan, matching the handles of the strainer, with which it was found.
- Silver for the Gods: Eight Hundred Years of Greek and Roman Silver. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. 1977-1978.
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from "Turkey / Thessalia"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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