Roman Silver Spoon
An ancient Roman silver spoon (cochlearium) with an almond shaped, scooped bowl supported by a long slender handle with an incised scroll pattern at the join, tapering to a point.
Ca. 1st - 3rd century AD.
Cf.: Naples Museum, inv. no. 25413, 25416; Heerlen Thermenmuseum, The Netherlands, inv. no. 837.
Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired from Merrin Gallery, New York in the 1970s.