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Four silver spoons

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
mid-1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
min. length 5 13/16 in. (14.7 cm) max. length 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.49.6–.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
The handle of each spoon ends in a highly stylized duck head.
Said to be from Tivoli, Italy

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 34-35, fig. 40, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 34-35, fig. 40, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1965. "Two Hoards of Republican Silver." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 13(5): pp. 176-7.

Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 68, pp. 94-95 , Karlsruhe: Müller.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. and Kurt Luckner. 1977. Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver. np. 69, pp. 99, 108, Toledo, Ohio: Jutta-Annette Page.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): nos. 119-22, pp. 13, 64-5.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 68, pp. 94-5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 38, pp. 56, 206, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 395, pp. 339, 483-84, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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