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Bronze ladle

The bronze ladle (IMTO archive)

Salalah, The Museum of Frankincense Land
Bronze; L 17.5, cup D 6.1; Weight 65 gr
Iron Age
Bronze ladle with a probable ritual function. Hemispherical-shaped cup, long handle rounded at the top end. A criss-cross mark with an extending vertical line is engraved in the upper part of the handle. The engraving could indicate the ownership of the object, such as those frequently found on Iron Age pottery carinated cups. Mould cast. (AL)