- Museum number
Silver implement, probably a combined toothpick and ear cleaner, modelled in the shape of an ibis: one of a pair with 1994,0408.145. The bird is long- legged and upright, with a long, curved beak which served as the toothopick, and is complete except only for the feet. The legs have slight swellings to indicate joints. They are attached to a baluster moulding, beneath which is a short stem of chamfered square section ending in an angled flat disc, the ear- pick (or other implement). There are slight traces of gilding on the head and neck of the bird, and the eye is a niello-inlaid circle with a centre dot. The back and wings bear an engraved imbricated feather pattern, originally emphasized with niello, though no trace of inlay now survives. A line of gilding runs down the centre back and around the wing borders. There is also gilding on the moulding at the feet.
Length: 142 millimetres
Weight: 24.20 grammes
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2021 13 Feb-15 Aug, Belgium, Tongeren, Gallo-Romeins Museum, 'Rome; City & Empire'
2018-2019 20 Sep-04 Feb, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2018 23 Feb – 22 Apr, Nashville, Frist Art Museum, 'Rome; City &Empire'
1994-1995 Oct-Jan, Ipswich Museum, The Hoxne Treasure
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: T304 (Treasure number)