Ancient Roman Bronze Serving Fork

Description
Ancient Roman Bronze Serving Fork
Circa 2nd–3rd century AD

A Roman bronze two-pronged serving fork, featuring a long shaft decorated with a central nodule and tapering to a point.

Although it is widely believed that forks were not introduced until the Middle Ages, it is possible to find examples from Roman times that may have been used to serve food rather than as individual eating utensils.

For a similar example, see item 26.31.497 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Measurements: 10.1cm length

Provenance: Ex London Auction, previously acquired on the London Art Market.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Bronze
Object
Serving Fork
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2nd–3rd century AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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