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Lot 1219: Byzantine Liturgical Strainer and Spoon Combination
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-14th century AD. A liturgical instrument comprising a scaphoid spoon bowl with keel to the underside, flat-section shank with discs and billet with ring-and-dot and hatched stamps, hemispherical perforated strainer. See discussion in Taft, R.F. Byzantine Communion Spoons: A Review of the Evidence in Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 50, 1996. 38 grams, 21cm (8 1/4"). Property of an Essex, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.