Silver cochlear (spoon), Silver, Roman

Silver cochlear (spoon)

Late Republican
mid-1st century B.C.
length 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
The pointed end was used to extract the snail from its shell.
Said to be from Tivoli, Italy

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1965. "Two Hoards of Republican Silver." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23(5): pp. 176–77.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1977. Silver for the Gods : 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver. no. 70, pp. 99, 109, Toledo, Ohio: Toledo Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 68, pp. 94–95, 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.