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Monk's head spoon


A late fifteenth or early sixteenth-century pewter `monk's head' spoon with a hexagonal stem tapering to the head. The head terminal, or 'knop', is the head and shoulders of a priest (?) wearing a hood. The bowl is pear-shaped.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1992-22

  • Date

    c. 1500

  • Technique


  • Material

    metal pewter

  • Measurements

  • Length

    72 mm (stem)
    167 mm
    22 mm (terminal)

  • Width

    47 mm (bowl)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    touch mark : bowl : punched : initials IG on a dotted circle :,

  • Location

    see Events

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust