Artist unknown / Ladle / 4th century B.C. - early 3rd century B.C.Artist unknown
4th century B.C. - early 3rd century B.C.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Greek
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Ladle
View: front
Creation Start Date: -39
Creation End Date: -30
Creation Date: 4th century B.C. - early 3rd century B.C.
Creation Place: Arkarnania
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: L.10-3/8 in.
Inscriptions: INSCRIPTION
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 72.104
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth Washburn and Julia Crosby Markham in Memory of Margaret Crosby

This ladle was a popular form in the 4th century B.C. Its tall, verticle handle is looped and ends in a swan's head and neck. This utensil was used for filling drinking cups with wine from a bowl The flat rim of the shallow bowl projects slightly towards the inside to prevent the liquid from spilling.

"Kyathos" is the ancient Greek word for ladle. An inscription with the name of an owner is scratched along the lower back: "the kyathos of Archiphaes."

AMICA ID: MIA_.72.104
Component Measured: Height= Length
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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