Fine Holy land Steatite Libation Spoon

13909. Fine Holy land Steatite Libation Spoon

Syria, Iron Age, Ca. 800 BC.

A tan stone ritual vessel with a cylindrical shaft opening into a rounded spoon shape reservoir; ornately crafted with a decorative pattern under rim and a naturalistic hand holding up the spoon. To be set into a separately made handle. Size 4-1/2 in L. x 1-3/8 inches H.+ custom mount

Cp similar example in the Joseph Turnbach Collection.

Provenance: Ex prominent NY collector D.K. Acq 2000s

Choice and rare.


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