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h [electronic resource].
1 scoop probe :
b copper alloy ;
16.8 x 1.2-0.4 cm.
Box number: 03.
Item number: 013.
Color: Light greenish-brown.
Discovery location: Eastern Mediterranean region.
View description: Side view.
Lawrence J. Bliquez, Roman surgical instruments,
p. 48-50; also p. 147, no. 155, ill. 82.
John Stewart Milne, Surgical instruments in Greek and Roman times,
p. 61-63, pl. XV, no. 1.
Slender object has a small olivary end supported on a solid narrow shaft. Shaft increases in diameter slightly as it approaches the spoon. Between shaft and spoon is a bead inscribed with semicircles. An unadorned bead encircles the shaft just above the bowl of the spoon. The bowl of the spoon suggests a long oval shape, creased along the spine into a V-shape. The bowl of the spoon is 5.4 cm; the tip of the spoon is broken off.
Condition: Fair. Tip of spoon is broken off
Surgical instruments and apparatus.
Medical instruments and apparatus.
Spatula (Artists' tools)
t Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection.