Bronze simpulum (ladle)

Period: Mid Imperial

Date: 2nd century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: Other (unfolded): 18 7/16 in. (46.8 cm)
Other (folded): 10 1/4 in. (26.1 cm)

Classification: Bronzes

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1988

Accession Number: 1988.11.1

Description

This ladle has an unusually long, hinged handle for drawing wine or oil from a deep storage container.

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