19th Century Afghanistan Silver Ink Spoon Replica
925 Sterling Silver
Size: 9.4cm x 1.4cm / 3.7" x 0.6"
This small silver spoon is a replica of an ink spoon, which was made-to-order for a Jew by an Afghan Muslim. It was part of an expensive writing set, which included a lacquered papier-mache box, the spoon, a pen and a black stone from which ink was made. This little piece of history tells the story of the Jews' former wealth and affluence in Muslim countries.
This spoon comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum, as well as a short explanation of its history in both English and Hebrew.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is among the world's most highly rated encyclopedic museums. It holds the biggest collection of ancient Israel and Bible Lands antiquities on the planet, and is home to groundbreaking archaeological discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. The museum creates replicas and adaptations of Jewish and Israeli artifacts from around the world; these unusual pieces make unique and wonderful gifts.