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  • Spoon and fork, 3rd century a.d.; Imperial
    Roman
    Silver; L. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
    Gift of Malcolm Wiener, on the occasion of the reinstallation of the Greek and Roman galleries, 2006 (2006.514.3)

    This elegant and unusual eating implement doubles as both a spoon and a fork, the latter intended more for picking up food from a serving dish than for eating from one's own plate. The handle is decorated with a spotted panther, an animal often associated with the god Dionysos.

    This work of art also appears on 82nd & Fifth: Fine Dining

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  • Spoon and fork, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial
    Roman
    Silver; L. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
    Gift of Malcolm Wiener, on the occasion of the reinstallation of the Greek and Roman galleries, 2006 (2006.514.3)


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