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Greek spoons - Theron_of _Sikyon - 06-24-2017

Does anyone have any images of spoons? I cant find any artifacts or paintings.

Edward


RE: Greek spoons - Theron_of _Sikyon - 06-25-2017

Ok, with more digging I have found this,

AN EAST GREEK SILVER SPOON LATE CLASSICAL TO HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. The oval bowl with flanged sides, the handle shaft in the form of a leaping lion, its forepaws joined to the rim of the bowl, the details of the mane and the musculature finely incised, the tail extended along the length of the shaft, looped in at the end and terminating in the head of a horse, the ears upright, the peaked mane incised 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) long


  The second is a reproduction of what they state is a Greek spoon. The bowl is rather large and would be unpractical for eating.

Ancient Greek wine strainer in the Getty Villa's Antiquities collection


Today wine is filtered before bottling. The Greeks, however, used strainers to filter out bits of grape skin and other sediment when serving wine. The form and decoration of this strainer were popular in the 300s B.C., especially in Macedonia in northern Greece. The flanged rim and projecting handles allowed the strainer to rest on the rim of a container. Both functional and decorative, the perforations in the strainer's bowl form a whirligig surrounded by concentric circles. As with the ladle, the ends of the handles terminate in ducks' heads after curving sinuously out from the their wide bases, which are engraved with palmettes.

second half of 4th century B.C.

Medium: Silver
Dimensions: 21.6 × 10.5 cm, 0.156 kg (8 1/2 × 4 1/8 in., 0.3439 lb.)


RE: Greek spoons - Crispianus - 06-25-2017

(06-24-2017, 09:06 PM)Theron_of _Sikyon Wrote: Does anyone have any images of spoons? I cant find any artifacts or paintings.

Edward

Could not really find anything appropriate in Classical Greek, Hellenistic though turned up this dated 300BC:

https://libraries.mercer.edu/ursa/handle/10898/2991