Date: ca. 3rd century A.D.
Dimensions: Length 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Classification: Gold and Silver
Credit Line: Gift of Malcolm Wiener, on the occasion of the reinstallation of the Greek and Roman galleries, 2006
Accession Number: 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 with from one's own plate. The handle is decorated with a spotted panther, an animal often associated with the god Dionysus.