Copper alloy scoop or incense-shovel; cast; square receptacle with broad flat-topped rim on three sides, rim surmounted by four (one missing) quadrupeds, consisting of two ibexes at the front (one missing) and two unidentified animals behind, the area of rim between decorated with parallel or cross-hatched lines; the front of this receptaclke is lower than the back and sides and has a ridged rim; the bottom of the receptacle rests on four short legs; a long handle, made separately, is attached to the back of this receptacle; the handle has a circular section and is again decorated with quadrupeds on the top, consisting of two ibexes facing forward and an unidentified quadruped facing in the opposite direction behind; the end of the handle terminates in the head of an antlered stag, with a circular ring beneath; the surfaces have apparently been stripped of all patina to reveal shiny metal throughout.
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