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spoons and knives
in this section has been provided to Iran Online by Iranian Cultural Center
of Orange County (ICCOC).
According to the Journal of British Institute of
Iranian Studies, Volume III published in 1965 in Iran, two very beautifully
proportioned silver spoons were found in 1964 in Iran belonging to the
second half of the 5th century B.C. One spoon has a duck or swan's head
handle. The other, a zoomorphic handle ending in a cloven hoof. The
same publication noted that among Achaemenian works of art, other spoons
or ladles terminating in swan's handles had been recovered.
Also according to Byzantine and Christian sources,
the Iranian nobility in Sassanian times, had special knives to serve fruit
with, and used gold forks and spoons and special gold cups at their dinner
from "Iran & America: Rekindling a Love Lost" by Badi Badiozamani