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ladle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1994,0408.52

  • Description

    A ladle or spoon with a round bowl and a flat, decorated handle with a disc terminal, one of a matching set of 10 ladles with monogram crosses (1994,0408. 52-61). The bowl is marked with rough concentric lines inside and outside. The handle attachment incorporates two large dolphins with their heads towards the bowl. They have large oval eyes with a central dot, a lateral line along the body, and additional short incised lines all over. Between the dolphins is a crudely engraved circle with a monogram cross within, its top towards the bowl. It is executed in double lines that flare out towards the border; the curve of the rho is a single line and is open, with a recurved tip producing an R shape. Along the straight handle runs a simple engraved scroll with groups of three points to suggest a vine or ivy scroll. The disc terminal of the handle bears a simple engraved eight-petalled rosette in a circle.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 145 millimetres
    • Diameter: 52 millimetres (bowl rim)
    • Weight: 56.2 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        sacred monogram
      • Inscription Position

        handle
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        Chi-Rho
  • Bibliography

    • Bland & Johns 1993 bibliographic details
    • Johns 2010 52 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    1994-1995 Oct-Jan, Ipswich Museum, The Hoxne Treasure

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1994

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1994,0408.52

  • Additional IDs

    • T304 (Treasure number)
Gilded silver ladle. Handle decorated with chip-carved relief in form of complex of S-scrolls, including two dolphins which face away from the ladle bowl.

Gilded silver ladle. Handle decorated with chip-carved relief in form of complex of S-scrolls, including two dolphins which face away from the ladle bowl.

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