Bronze ladle

Salalah, The Museum of Frankincense Land
Bronze; L 17.5, cup D 6.1 cm; Weight 65 gr
Iron Age

Bronze ladle with a probable ritual function. Hemispherical-shaped cup, long handle rounded at the top end. A criss-cross mark with an extending vertical line is engraved in the upper part of the handle. The engraving could indicate the ownership of the object, such as those frequently found on Iron Age pottery carinated cups. Mould cast. (AL)