Spoon, Brass, Hamsa; Unknown maker; 1900-1950; RI.W2001.110
Spoon, Brass, HamsaAbout this object
A decorative brass spoon with a finial in the shape of a Hamsa. There is a Star of David in the centre of the hand, suggesting this might be a Jewish Hamsa rather than Islamic . It also features hieroglyphic writing in and on the bowl. The stem is decorated with botanical engravings and two inset stones.
There is no accession paperwork for this spoon; it might be a souvenir from general travel to the Middle East or Northern Africa, or a souvenir brought home by a soldier following World War One.
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brassInscription and Marks
Hieroglyphic writing in bowl and on back of spoonMeasurements
h 140 mm x w 25 x d 10 mmSubject and Association Keywords