Fork with Animal Hoof Finial (Ornament)

Fork with Animal Hoof Finial (Ornament)



Overall: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Weight: 22.5 g (0.79 oz.)

John L. Severance Fund 1952.7

Did you know?

In the 10th century, forks like this one were common in Byzantium. During this same period in Western Europe, people usually ate with their fingers, thinking that forks were decadent.

See also
MED - Byzantine
Medieval Art
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