Simple copper riveted tongs, perfect for handling small items around the house such as the charcoal tablets used with incense burners.
Length: 20 cm
Throat; 2 cm x 17 cm length
From the ladies of the Medieval Still Room:
Tongs were another indispensable tool in both the house and the workshop throughout the Medieval period - much as they are today. They are listed in workshop and household inventories and are depicted in detailled manuscripts throughout the medievel period for holding, retrieving or working a wide variety of items such as metals, food, glass and containers under adverse conditions.
BC to 500 AD, 500 - 1000 AD, 1000 - 1100 AD, 1100 - 1200 AD, 1200 - 1300 AD, 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD, 1500 - 1600 AD, 1600 - 1700 AD