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Libation spoon

The production of libation or offering spoons boomed at the beginning of the first millennium, until the Aramaic states of northern Syria became part of the Assyrian empire. The al-Ghab Plain, east of the Orontes, was one of the major production centers of these objects. They were either not decorated, or were adorned with a hand or Sacred Tree in relief on the back of the spoon. The spoons were s…