Spoons with inscriptions & decorations.
5th-7th c Byzantine Byzantine (Early) Metalwork
EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous
(330 - 843)
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Top: spoon with palm frond decoration c. 400-600. Bottom: spoon with Latin word Puritas (purity) in niello surrounded by wave pattern c. 550-650; from Turkey/Bulgaria/Greece or Italy.