16 June 2006
A GREEK SILVER LADLE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
With a shallow bowl and a tall cylindrical stem, the top of the handle curving back and terminating in a plaque with a bearded male head in relief
8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1984.
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