Spoon, Brass, Hamsa; Unknown maker; 1900-1950; RI.W2001.110


Spoon, Brass, Hamsa

About 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.


Unknown maker

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Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Hieroglyphic writing in bowl and on back of spoon


h 140 mm x w 25 x d 10 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

Religion and Belief

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