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Ladle

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Object Number:60-6-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Achaemenid (uncertain)
Phrygian (uncertain)
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Sinope
Locus: Phrygian?
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Silver
Technique:Hammered
Engraved
Iconography:Deer
Flowers
Bird
Goat-Bird
Height: 9.7 cm
Outside Diameter:14.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from George Allen, 1960

Description

Complete except for top of tang for handle, slipped. Crushed and later straightened; cracked in five places at the rim. Lower bowl with central omphalos surrounded by four rings at the bottom; in relief above, lotus buds and flowers, alternating, linked at the bottom by double loops. Separating body and rim a convex molding, much crushed, decorated with sets of chevrons. Plain wide rim thickened at the lip. The tang rising from the rim flanged at either side, the flanges to be bent over to hold in place the lower end of the handle. Engraved decoration; on the handle tang, circles (hammered), scale pattern, steps, guilloeho. Inside below tang, two deer, confronted. Outside below tang, a tree between them. Engraved figures, left to right over other engraved fugires; a large bird, packing; stag protome; goat-bird; (at front) two deer confronted, rubbing chins; small bird; goat-bird; large bird, pecking.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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