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Silver cochlear (spoon)

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
mid-1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
length 4 1/2in. (11.5cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.49.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
The pointed end served to extract the snail from its shell.
Said to be from Tivoli, Italy

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. no. 70, pp. 99, 109, Toledo, Ohio: Jutta-Annette Page.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): no. 124, 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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