Collection: Macquarie University History Museum

Bronze Wine Strainer

Accession # MU3700
Culture Roman
Period Mid-High Empire
Date 1st - 2nd Century CE
Provenance Unknown
Material/s Bronze
Dimensions 18cm (h) x 11.5cm (diameter) x 4cm (d) x 3cm (width of handle at base) x 0.5cm (width of handle at tip)
Collection Macquarie University History Museum
Source Macquarie University, MAC
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MU3700 is a bronze wine strainer. Strainers such as MU3700 were commonly used to sieve sediments when serving wine. The object is a round concave ‘bowl’ which has an irregular shape and thickness. The ‘bowl’ of the strainer has been perforated with holes arranged in concentric circular bands which radiate out from a central hole. A small handle extends from the ‘bowl’. This handle gradually thins and curves slightly at its end. The object is intact and relatively well preserved however corrosion and oxidization can be observed on the surface, particularly on the rim and base of the strainer.

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Macquarie University History Museum (2020). Bronze Wine Strainer, MU3700. // (accessed on: 14 June 2020).

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