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Spoon with Christian Inscription

Spoon with Christian Inscription

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Summary

The inscription was engraved horizontally to be read by a devout Christian when eating. The spoon is similar to liturgical spoons on which inscriptions were usually arranged vertically to be read by the faithful as the clergy administered wine-soaked bread or the wine at the Eucharist in the Orthodox church.

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Date

0300 - 0499
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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