inscribed, handle ending in swan's head; should be considered in combination with foliate Sieve (72.103)

Ladle, late 4th or early 3rd century BCE

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This elegant ladle and sieve in the form of a grape leaf were used to strain particulates (skins, seeds, and stems) from and to serve wine. They were found together in Arcarnania, in southwestern Greece. The Greeks mixed their wine with water, and regarded the consumption of undiluted wine as uncivilized.

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Title
Ladle
Role
Artist
Dimension
10 3/8 in. (26.35 cm)
Accession Number
72.104
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inscribed, handle ending in swan's head; should be considered in combination with foliate Sieve (72.103)