Dish with two handles - ROM2010_11689_49


Dish with two handles

Medium:Cast silver
Geography: Italy
Date: 25-50 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
2.7 x 15.2 x 10.8 cm
Object number: 2000.30.1.2
Credit Line: Gift of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: daily life-bronze and silver
DescriptionWell-to-do Romans began to use silver dining utensils around the first century BC, during the late Republic. Three centuries later, in the Imperial era, the use of silver dining accessories had increased sharply. A complete set of silver tableware became a highly sought-after status symbol for the wealthy. This small silver dish is from such a set. Decorated with leaves and beads, its two handles are embellished in low relief with a symmetrical arrangement of floral ornament and curved terminals in the shape of ducks' heads.
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