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Strainer


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Description The strainer was used to remove sediment from the thick Greek wine. Examples similar to this one have been found in royal tombs in northern Greece, as well as the tomb of a monarch in the Sudan. The two handles are shaped like sinuous swan heads.
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
4th-3rd century BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.910
Measurements
4 1/2 x 8 9/16 x 1 1/16 in. (11.4 x 21.7 x 2.6 cm)
Geography
  • Greece (Place of Discovery)

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