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The Lydian Treasure



Preserved length 10.6 cm.
maximum width 3.1 cm.
weight 26.6 gr.

Usak Museum

The slightly concave flat spoon tapers and rises from the damaged rounded end to the stem, which curves first down and then up and back on itself in the form of a loop of round section, terminating in the head of a duck whose beak touches the junction of spoon and handle. The spoon is hammered from a single piece of silver, and the duck's beak, nostrils, eves and plumage are rendered by chasing and engraving.

A duck head terminal is also seen on the silver strainer and bronze handle. Duck head lugs are a feature of the alabastra and the incense burner. A similar silver spoon comes from Pasargadae.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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