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The Early Christian city and house

Bone spoons

These four spoons are characteristic examples of small-scale Early Christian carving. They are well preserved, although some are missing the end of the handle. They have shallow, almost flat bowls of circular or rectangular shape, and long cylindrical handles. Their smooth surfaces are covered with tiny scratches - evidence of their manufacturing technique. Even though they span a period of four centuries, their shape and material remained the same, as often happens with simple objects of everyday use. Spoons are a common excavation find. They were used both for eating and for dosing in perfume, cosmetics and medicine manufacture.

Exhibit Features
Date: Early Byzantine period, 3rd - 7th century AC
Place of discovery: Thessaloniki
Material: Bone
Inventory number: ΒΟ
Copyright: Hellenic Ministry of Culture